Frank Warren has dashed hopes of a potential undisputed clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk taking place at Wembley, admitting the super fight will take place wherever generates the most revenue.
This is despite recent comments from Fury in the Telegraph where he stated that the 90,000 capacity London venue would be his preferred location for the fight.
Queensberry boss Warren explained to SecondsOut that he was simply following a trend that had been commonplace in prizefighting throughout history.
“This is our Olympics, this is our World Cup final. If you look at Ali, he had fights in Zaire, the Philippines and Jamaica – they went were the money was, and we’re doing exactly the same.”
“They’ve got short careers, boxers, and it’s the most dangerous sport there is. Fights like this that come along once in a generation with four belts on the line, these guys will want to get top dollar, so we’ve got to go where the best offer is. That’s where it’s going to wind up.”
Would I like to see it at Wembley? Of course – that goes without saying.”
Despite his Wembley wishes, the best offer financially will undoubtedly come from overseas.
If finalised, the legacy defining contest is expected to land in the Middle East with Saudi Arabia – where Usyk’s rematch with Anthony Joshua took place earlier this year – thought to be the front runner as of writing.
There have been rumours that the oil bearing nation, which has received criticism from some quarters over human rights issues, submitted an offer in excess of £100m to stage the fight.
Fans will be hoping Fury vs Usyk is officially announced as soon as possible, and the boxing world is treated to the fight undisputed heavyweight world title fight in over two decades.