The British struggle is getting closer and closer.
Years of rumors, speculation and trash debates between two of England’s biggest fighters – both verbally and figuratively – are coming to an end, with heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury set off for Saudi Arabia this August.
Matchroom Boxing Eddie Hearn has informed Sky Sports that the date is still coming to an end, but it will likely come out on Saturday, August 7, or next week, Saturday, August 14th.
“On August 7, August 14, I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is going on in Saudi Arabia.” Hearn tells Sky Sports (via ESPN). “He’s the same person we treated Andy Ruiz for; that event was spectacular. They were wonderful as partners as well.”
If the fight takes place in Saudi Arabia, it will be the second time Joshua will fight in the country, with his last fight against Andy Ruiz getting a KO victory to regain the WBF, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles.
Joshua lost his original belts when he lost his TKO against Ruiz in the 2019 long-awaited U.S. debut in a fight at Madison Square Garden.
Fury, Joshua’s potential opponent, is currently the WBC heavyweight title, the only belt Joshua has yet to achieve in the heavyweight division. Fury won the vacant WBC tournament by Deontay Wilder in February 2020.
It was the last time Fury had entered a ring in the early 2020 win over Wilder.
Joshua vs Wilder was originally supposed to be done as a heavyweight fight, but the two sides could not reach an agreement on the union fight. Fury returned to the ring in 2018 after being away from the ring for three years, eventually defeating Wilder to get the green belt.
Now, it seems that the time to talk is almost over.