World Heavyweight Title Fight: Anthony Joshua to face off Tyson Fury in the biggest boxing match of this decade- The World Heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is set to take in Saudi Arabia. The details of the date and venue are yet to be confirmed. The winner will become an undisputed heavyweight champion.
As per a report from BBC Sport, the match hailed as the ‘match of the decade’ will take place either on 7 August or 14 August.
Eddie Hearn, an English sports promoter, said, “It’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia,” he told Sky Sports.
“August 7th, August 14th,” he said about a potential date.
He added that they were working with the group as they did for Joshua’s rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr.
Back in December 2019, Joshua had won back the WBA, WBO and IBF belts by beating Ruiz in Diriyah, on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh.
World Heavyweight Title Fight: Anthony Joshua to face off Tyson Fury in the biggest boxing match of this decade
Since the Olympics are scheduled to conclude on August 8, Hearn said 14 August made more sense. He added that a confirmed date will be announced soon.
Hearn revealed that a two-fight deal between the two boxers, Joshua and Fury, was agreed in March after months of negotiations.
The fight will see all four belts, including WBA, WBO and IBF, contested in a heavyweight bout for the first time.
The last undisputed heavyweight champion was Britain’s Lennox Lewis from 1999 to 2000. That was easy before a boxer had to hold the WBO belt to be recognised as an undisputed champion.
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