Saudi Arabia will host the earth heavyweight boxing title-unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in August, promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday.
Joshua is currently holding the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO titles, while fellow Briton Fury is that the WBC belt holder.”Aug. 7 or Aug. 14, i feel it’s a really bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia ,” Hearn told Sky Sports television.
“It’s the same people we did the affect for Andy Ruiz; that event was spectacular. As partners they were fantastic also .”
Joshua won back his belts from Mexican Andy Ruiz Jr. in Diriyah, also in Saudi capital Riyadh, in December 2019.
“We’re very comfortable. Anthony’s comfortable, he knows those people,” Hearn said. “They delivered on all of their promises last time. We’re ready to go.”
Hearn said it made more sense to travel for the 14th in terms of the worldwide spectacle, with the Tokyo Olympics finishing on Aug. 8, but hoped to nail down the date and venue within subsequent few days.
Fury and Joshua signed a two-fight deal in March to unify the title.