WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury confirmed a current report on BoxingScene.com, by saying in a video posted Sunday that his long-awaited unification bout in opposition to IBF, WBO, WBA, IBO world champion Anthony Joshua would happen in Saudi Arabia on August 14.
The 2 sides have been negotiating for a number of months.
Saudi Arabia was the placement for Joshua’s December 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz, which noticed the British star reclaim his titles with a twelve spherical unanimous resolution.
“I’ve acquired some huge information. I’ve simply acquired off the cellphone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he instructed me this struggle is one hundred pc on, August 14,” Fury stated.
“All eyes of the world shall be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I can not wait, I repeat, can not wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the largest stage of all-time. That is going to be the largest sporting occasion ever to grace the planet Earth. Don’t miss it.”
Fury has been out of the ring since February 2020, when he stopped Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to seize the WBC title on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Joshua stepped within the ring again in December, when he stopped the IBF’s necessary challenger Kubrat Pulev.