Tyson Fury announces Anthony Joshua fight Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury introduced on Twitter that he’ll fight WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua on Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia to find out the undisputed world heavyweight champion.

The 32-year-old WBC heavyweight champion mentioned that he has acquired assurances concerning the fight from Prince Khalid Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Saudi protection secretary, saying “this fight is 100% on.”

“All eyes on the world will probably be on the dominion of Saudi Arabia,” Fury mentioned in a Twitter video. And I can’t wait, repeat, can’t 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.”

Nevertheless, the boxer’s American promoter, Bob Arum, mentioned the fight has but to be confirmed as the 2 sides wait on the ultimate contracts, a serious growth contemplating Arum told The Telegraph that the fight was “lifeless in the water” lower than three weeks in the past. 

“We nonetheless have not gotten the ultimate contracts. …We’re imagined to get a clear draft on Monday,” Arum told ESPN. “However Prince Khalid has assured Tyson that there will probably be no issues, and all people who has handled Prince Khalid and his staff know them to be males of their phrase.”

In accordance with ESPN, the positioning price will probably be $155 million, together with $75 million for every fighter. Fury and Joshua signed a two-fight deal in March to unify their heavyweight titles. Lennox Lewis is the final undisputed heavyweight champion, relationship again to 1999-2000.

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