Nowhere to Hide for Joshua As Tyson Fury Confirms August 14 Date for Heavyweight Bout in Saudi

Nowhere to Hide for Joshua As Tyson Fury Confirms August 14 Date for Heavyweight Bout in Saudi

- Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua's fight is set to go down on August 14

- The Gypsy King confirmed the news while reaffirming that he will not spare his countryman in the rings

- The 32-year-old demolished Deontay Wilder to emerge WBC champion in 2020 to earn a ticket for battle against Joshua

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WBC champion Tyson Fury has confirmed August 14 for his much-anticipated undisputed heavyweight fight against Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia.

Both Britons reached an agreement for a two-legged affair with the first phase going down this summer while the re-match is expected to go down later in the year in the UK.

While confirming the development on his official Twitter page with over 1.7 million followers, the confident-looking boxer reiterated his plans to smash his countryman in the rings.

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"Got some massive news for you all guys. I've just got off the phone from Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, he's told me this fight is 100 per cent on.
Tyson Fury vows to demolish Anthony Joshua again after confirming August 14 date for unification bout
Tyson Fury hits the gym to shape up ahead of the unification bout with Anthony Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia. Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank
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"August 14, 2021, summer time - all eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And I cannot wait, repeat, cannot wait, to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time."

Fury became a potential foe for the IBF, WBA and WBO titles champion after his brutal win over Deontay Wilder in February 2020 to capture the WBC title.

Meanwhile, Joshua was able to reclaim his titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019 after beating the American through a unanimous decision.

A proposed fight against Agit Kabayel in December was cancelled - meaning Fury has not fought in more than 12 months since stopping Wilder in Las Vegas according to Sky Sports.

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A rematch worth £500million is billed to take place in London later in the year as the world is set for a blockbuster boxing showdown.

Negotiations between the two parties had gone on for weeks, with boxing promoter Eddie Hearn also admitting that the self-imposed deadlines were missed. But it looks like it is finally happening with July 24 date officially set, and at most, early August.


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