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Eddie Hearn confirms Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is now set for 14 August in Saudi Arabia


Hearn says a date is agreed on all sides (Picture: Getty)

Eddie Hearn has confirmed Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is now set for Saturday 14 August in Saudi Arabia.

While the fight is still to be officially confirmed, Hearn says a revised date has now been agreed upon by all parties.

The Matchroom chief confirmed earlier this week that Saudi Arabia, which hosted Joshua’s 2019 victory over Andy Ruiz Jr, will host the Battle of Britain to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.

Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren later suggested the 7 August was an unrealistic date due to a clash with the ending of the Olympic Games and UFC 265, which takes place that same night.

‘I agree with Frank for once, that is correct,’ Hearn told IFL TV of the 14 August date.

Fury vs Joshua is one step closer (Picture: Getty)

‘I spoke this week about the 7th and the 14th, the 7th was the original date that the fight was planned for but that was also the final date of the Olympics.

‘So the 14th is the date. It is Eid over there at the moment and we are finalising different bits but he’s right, August 14th, Saudi Arabia.’

The announcement comes in a week where Fury and Joshua traded insults on social media with the IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) champion urging ‘The Gypsy King’ to sign his half of the contract.

‘I’m tired. My fans are tired. Your fans are tired,’ AJ wrote on Twitter, tagging his rival. ‘We’re all tired of the talk. Less talk, more action!’


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