Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will fight in Saudi Arabia on August 14 in a stadium that 'will shock the world', says Eddie Hearn
"Anthony Joshua will go to war with Tyson Fury. He has plans to absolutely demolish him. That’s what I believe he will do," says Eddie Hearn as official confirmation creeps closer.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have finalised the date for their undisputed heavyweight championship clash and will meet in a specially-created stadium, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua and Fury's fight will be on August 14 in Saudi Arabia and was described by Hearn as "a done deal" although it is yet to be officially confirmed by both sides.
But Joshua's promoter insists the focus is now on building a brand new venue to stage this historic fight.
"They want to build a new stadium," Hearn told Sky Sports about the hosts in Saudi Arabia. "They have indoors options.
"In August at 11pm it will be about 23 degrees.
"They want to create something very, very special. Last time they built a stadium for the Andy Ruiz Jr fight in just seven weeks and it held 18,000.
"This will be a similar set-up.
The conclusion of the Olympics on August 7 means Joshua's trainer Rob McCracken, who also coaches Team GB's boxing team, will avoid a conflict of interests.
The religious celebration of Eid in Saudi Arabia is the only reason that Fury's team have not yet received full financial documents from the hosts, says Hearn.
Joshua's IBF, WBA and WBO belts and Fury's WBC title will all be at stake to decide the division's No 1.
Joshua aimed a pointed remark via social media towards Fury this week urging the fight to be finalised.
Fury replied: "Are you ready for a war? Working hard to give the fans a big KO!"
"AJ will go to war with Fury. He has plans to absolutely demolish him. That's what I believe he will do."
"In the meantime we will go through the build-up, which will be a lot of fun, before the biggest event of 2021."
It’s the fight every boxing fan wants and it appears Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will finally happen later this year.
Joshua delivered a stunning success to end 2020 as champion by obliterating Kubrat Pulev at Wembley Arena in severe style. AJ welcomed a fight with Fury in the aftermath of his superb victory.
The Gypsy King, who asserted his own unfathomable success in February against Deontay Wilder, is presently prepared to take on his British opponent in 2021.
Here’s what we know about the important match-up so far Fury was predictable to face Germany’s Agit Kabayelhe in December but that was wild and he has said he will now not return to the ring until sometime in early 2021
Joshua v Fury: What has been said?
Anthony Joshua has stated he DOES want Tyson Fury next, and promoter Eddie Hearn has said negotiations are progressing well.
After beating Pulev, AJ said: “I’ve been chasing the belts since I started this. It’s not about the man, it’s about the belt and the legacy. If it’s Tyson Fury with the WBC belt, then let it be Tyson Fury.”
Hearn said: “We are close, contracts have been going backwards and forwards.
“The main thing is to get an agreement in place but we are in a very difficult period right now where we don’t know where we can get crowds for that time of year, May or June.
“The first thing to do is agree terms in full and then to go out and secure a date and venue for that fight.
“Things have been progressing really well, with things like terms and agreements.
“And I really believe you will see that fight at the end of May or early June in 2021. Everyone is working well and in the right direction.”
Joshua v Fury: Where could it happen?
British fans would clearly love the bout to be held in the United Kingdom with Wembley, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and Tottenham’s new home the most likely candidates. But money will be a decisive factor in the superstar showdown, with Warren surrendering to talk SPORT that the United Kingdom may miss out on hosting the event. That could see the two clashes held in Las Vegas, New York, Saudi Arabia or even in Australia. Vegas’ MGM Grand has held countless classics while the brand new Allegiant Stadium, home of the NFL’s Raiders, would also be more than suitable. Madison Square Garden in NYC is also a possibility and the scene of Joshua’s only career defeat to Ruiz Jr. Joshua avenged that loss at the Diriyah Arena with the Gulf States making major waves in the boxing world in recent years. Hearn has offered some insight to when the fight could take place, saying “You break them up into probably May, June, and then November, December for the rematch “I think it’s about where and of course they’re two British heavyweight world champions, and if one of those fights at least didn’t take place in the UK it would be a shame.
“I know ultimately people think it’s my decision but it’s really not. We will take all the offers that will come from all around the world and present them to both teams and both fighters. “Ultimately, normally, the biggest offer wins.”
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