Anthony Joshua insists he WILL take a pay cut and snub Saudi cash to bring a Tyson Fury blockbuster clash to Britain.

But only if a fight at Wembley Stadium can generate enough cash to get his rival into the ring next year.

WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua has already agreed a 50/50 split with WBC title holder Fury but he insists he will turn down money on offer in the Middle East even if it hits him in the pocket.

Joshua said: “Yeah, why not? Now I'm fighting Kubrat Pulev for a massive pay cut.

Anthony Joshua will take pay cut to secure a showdown with Tyson Fury
Anthony Joshua will take pay cut to secure a showdown with Tyson Fury

“We have to keep the sport alive, Matchroom are taking pay cuts this year we have to keep the sport alive.

“We are all doing our part at the minute.

“It's all experience, we are doing it now so I wouldn't mind doing it again. It's not harming me, and it's for a bigger cause as well, it's a massive cause and a big fight but the main objective is how do we get Fury in the ring.”

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn poured cold water on the idea by suggesting the fight in London over the Middle East would mean the fight would be worth HALF of what it is abroad.

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The Watford fighter said: “It's a balance. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

“The main objective is getting this fight done, there is definitely the element that the fans are the most important and getting them together to watch a British classic.

“What finances can we gather to get Fury in the ring? It's a tough one but I would definitely go for the fans this time around, for sure.”