Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn is looking at August for the mega showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Joshua and Fury hold the keys to a title unification bout in the heavyweight division. Joshua is the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. Fury holds the WBC and The Ring gold.
All that’s left now is in securing the final paperwork for a date and location. Hearn has insisted that things are pretty much a lock for Saudi Arabia, while Fury’s team claims the Matchroom Boxing head honcho is playing games.
During an interview with Sky Sports, Hearn said that he sees Joshua vs. Fury taking place in August.
“August 7th, August 14th. I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information. Bob Arum [Fury’s US promoter] has already done it.
It’s the same people that we did the deal with Andy Ruiz [rematch]. That event was spectacular. As partners, they were fantastic as well. We’re very comfortable. Anthony is very comfortable, he knows those people. They’ve delivered on every one of their promises last time. We’re ready to go.”
Joshua last competed back in December 2020, knocking out Kubrat Pulev. Fury’s last bout took place in February of that year when he stopped Deontay Wilder via TKO.