Tyson Fury confirms heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua is ON and set for August 14 in Saudi Arabia – as an excited Gypsy King says he ‘cannot wait to smash’ his British rival ‘in the biggest sporting event ever to grace Earth’
- Tyson Fury took to social media to confirm his bout with Anthony Joshua is on
- The British heavyweight rivals will go toe-to-toe in Saudi Arabia on August 14
- Fury is the WBC champion, while Joshua holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts
Fury took to social media on Sunday evening to declare that heavyweight unification bout with his British rival will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua, 31, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, while Fury, 32, is the WBC champion.
Tyson Fury (pictured) has confirmed he’s fighting Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14
The British heavyweight rivals have agreed to meet in the Middle East for their mega-fight
In a video posted to Twitter, Fury said: ‘I have got some massive news. I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100 per cent on, August 14.
‘All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
‘I cannot wait, I repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all-time.
‘This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it.’
Fury hasn’t fought since beating Deontay Wilder in February 2020 to become the WBC holder
Plans for a fight between the pair were set in motion when Fury defeated Deontay Wilder to capture the WBC title in February last year, just a couple of months after Joshua avenged his only career loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua retained his three belts last December with a ninth-round knockout of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev but the unbeaten Fury’s planned trilogy fight against Wilder has failed to materialise.
A proposed homecoming against Agit Kabayel in December was scotched, meaning Fury, who proclaims himself as the lineal champion in the division, has not fought in more than 12 months since stopping Wilder in Las Vegas.
Joshua’s last fight came in December when he beat Kubrat Pulev via a ninth-round stoppage