When asked by his father “Where would that have been, Eddie?” he candidly replied with “Wherever the most money was.” After Barry took a dig at his him over the answer, the promoter sought to justify himself.

“Oh, hello. Imagine me going home going, ‘Dad, we’ve got an issue here. There’s London. Or there’s five times more money for the fighters, to do it in Saudi Arabia’.”

The venue for the Joshua v Usyk rematch, provisionally scheduled for July 23, has yet to be finalised.