Tyson Fury confirms Anthony Joshua heavyweight fight is ON and scheduled for August 14 in Saudi Arabia

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Tyson Fury confirms heavyweight bout with Anthony Joshua is ON and scheduled for August 14 in Saudi Arabia – as an excited gypsy king says he ‘can’t wait to beat’ his British rival ‘in the biggest sporting event to ever grace the earth ‘

  • Tyson Fury took to social media to confirm his fight with Anthony Joshua is ongoing
  • 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 ties

After months of deliberation, Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua will take place this summer after the former confirmed the mouthwatering showdown.

Fury reported on social media on Sunday evening that the heavyweight unit fight with his British rival will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 14.

Joshua, 31, has the WBA, WBO and IBF ties, while Fury, 32, is the WBC Champion.

Tyson Fury (pictured) has confirmed he will fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14

Tyson Fury (pictured) has confirmed he will fight Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14

Anthony Joshua (photo) takes on Fury in Saudi Arabia on August 14

Negotiations with their teams have taken months

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’ve got some huge news. I just spoke to Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100 percent on August 14.

All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

I can’t wait, I repeat, can’t wait to beat Anthony Joshua on the greatest podium of all time.

“This will be the greatest sporting event ever on Earth. Do not miss it.’

Fury has not fought since Deontay defeated Wilder in February 2020 to become the WBC holder

Fury has not fought since Deontay defeated Wilder in February 2020 to become the WBC holder

Plans for a fight between the two were set in motion when Fury defeated Deontay Wilder to take the WBC title in February last year, just months after Joshua avenged his only career loss to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Joshua retained his three ties last December with a ninth-round knockout of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, but Fury’s undefeated planned trilogy fight against Wilder failed.

A proposed homecoming against Agit Kabayel in December was dropped, meaning Fury, who declares himself the division’s linear champion, hasn’t fought for more than 12 months since stopping Wilder in Las Vegas.

Joshua's last fight came in December when he defeated Kubrat Pulev via a ninth round stoppage

Joshua’s last fight came in December when he defeated Kubrat Pulev via a ninth round stoppage

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