Breaking News: Eddie Hearn: Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua 1 Coming August in Saudi Arabia!
Article by Rick Mohamed
Eddie Hearn says it’s no big secret: the heavyweight unification battle between Tyson Fury & Anthony Joshua is happening in August in Saudi Arabia
Eddie Hearn, promoter, has gone on record and stated that the deal is set: Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua 1 will happen on August 7th or 14th in Saudi Arabia. “It’s the same people we did the deal with for Andy Ruiz,” he said.
Whoever those partners are, Hearn has a great level of comfort and confidence in informally announcing the deal. This may actually be true, or it could be a negotiating ploy, so we’ll just have to wait.
Those very same partners helped Hearn pull off a very successful show in Diriyah, on the outskirts of Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. The Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Anthony Joshua heavyweight title rematch in December 2019, in which Joshua won back the belts he lost in their first fight, set the tone for what seems to be a very fruitful relationship.
In March, it was announced that the 2 had signed a 2-fight series, so regardless of whoever wins the fight, there will be a rematch baked into the mix. Fury, seen by many as the prime heavyweight champion, holds the WBC belt, after he KO’d former champion Deontay Wilder in February 2020.
Joshua is the holder of all of the remaining belts: WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO. It’s particularly interesting that both fighters and Hearn are all from the UK. This begs the question: why couldn’t the fight be held in the UK?
It would have been legendary, and the only stadium that could have held the overwhelming horde of fans would have been London’s Wembley Stadium. Imagine 90,000 screaming UK boxing fans packing Wembley, cheering on the biggest boxing event in UK boxing history…!
Alas, that is not going to happen here. UK fans may have to wait for the rematch for a chance to see that happen. The timing of the fight will probably coincide with the ending of the Tokyo Olympics, scheduled to end August 8th.
Hearn prefers the 14th, but will seek to finalize times, date, venue and undercard in the next few weeks. It’s a great thing that these 2 fighter will finally meet and settle who is the heavyweight champion once and for all. See you in August! LETSGOCHAMP
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