Tyson Fury stated on Sunday that his long-awaited World Heavyweight title unification match towards Anthony Joshua will happen on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury tweeted, “Big announcement Fury vs Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia. We are eyeing the world’s biggest sporting event.”
Between them, the 2 British boxers have all 4 main variations of the heavyweight title.
Saudi Arabia staged a 31-year-old rematch of Joshua towards Andy Ruiz when the Briton regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in December 2019, placing him on a collision course with Fury, shortly afterwards WBC grew to become champion.
In a video posted on Twitter, Fury stated: “I got some big news. I just switched off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and they told me that the fight is 100 percent on 14 August. “
A 12 months forward of Joshua, Fury stated: “All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
“I can not wait, I repeat, cannot wait to defeat Anthony Joshua on the largest stage ever.
“This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Don’t miss it.”
It is broadly anticipated to be the richest struggle within the historical past of British boxing, when Fury halted Deontay Wilder to win the WBC title in February final 12 months, when Joshua defeated Ruiz, the one lack of his skilled profession. Was avenged.
Joshua retained his three belts with a ninth spherical knockout of obligatory challenger Kubrat Pulaev in December.
Meanwhile a 3rd battle between Fury and Wilder has failed, that means the ‘Lineal Champion’ has been inactive for greater than 12 months since Wilder was stopped in Las Vegas.
Fury co-promoter Bob Arum not too long ago stated a struggle was “dead in the water” in July or August.
But earlier this week, Eddie Hearn, who promoted Joshua, stated the 2 camps have been near securing a date in addition to a spot.
“August 7, August 14,” Hearn informed Sky Sports when requested about Joshua-Fury’s date.
“It’s a very bad secret that the fight is taking place in Saudi Arabia. I don’t mind giving that information, Bob Arum has already done it.”
Hearn stated: “These are the same people that we had a deal with for Andy Ruiz, the event was fantastic. As partners, they were also fantastic, so we’re very comfortable.
“We are very snug. Anthony is snug, he is aware of these individuals. He fulfilled each promise he made final time – we’re able to go.”
Hearn then indicated that August 14 was a more likely date to avoid a confrontation with the Olympics, which are scheduled to end six days earlier, unless the coronavirus pandemic does not force a change or even That would end the already delayed Tokyo Games altogether.
Joshua warned on Twitter on Monday that he was “drained” while waiting for fury and demanded “much less discuss, extra motion” from his opponent.
In return, Fury prompts Joshua to tell him: “Come take some, then you definately large ugly dodger ???? Your (sic) does not matter, no motion.”
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