Eddie Hearn in Dubai to discuss Middle East deals for Usyk rematch with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte

EDDIE HEARN revealed he is in Dubai to discuss potential Middle East deals for his stable of heavyweight big boys.

Anthony Joshua lost to Oleksandr Usyk in September but is contracted to an immediate rematch.

That meant Tyson Fury was unable to go straight into an undisputed title decider with the newly-crowned Ukrainian champion.

The Gypsy King will instead defend his crown against Whyte after the WBC made him their mandatory challenger.

And, with promoter Hearn involved in both mega-fights, he took a trip out to Dubai to speak with potential lucrative hosts.

Hearn told iFL TV: "Been travelling around, obviously last few weeks around the world.

"This week, we're getting ready to have discussions with different countries about upcoming heavyweight contests.

"Found myself in the Middle East and then got invited to this event with people like Roberto Duran, Oleksandr Usyk to catch up with."

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When Joshua, 32, was beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr, 32, in June 2019 in New York, they rematched six months later in Saudi Arabia.

That night, AJ gained both revenge and the unified heavyweight titles after 12-rounds of retribution.

He will now be faced with the same challenge next year, having been dethroned once more, this time by Usyk, 34.

Hearn has admitted the UK is the frontrunner to host, but has opened the door to an away fixture abroad.

Fury, 33, and Dillian Whyte, also 33, are currently in negotiations to confirm their bitter grudge match.

US promoter Bob Arum has since revealed Manchester or Cardiff lead the race to stage the fight.

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