Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua seems set to happen this July in Saudi Arabia after the Gypsy King appeared to substantiate the date in a chat with Julio Cesar Chavez.
The 2 British heavyweights will combat to be topped undisputed heavyweight champion of the world this yr, however whereas contracts are signed, precise particulars are but to be confirmed.
Throughout a video name with boxing legend Chavez, Fury advised the Mexican it will likely be in July, days after his promoter Bob Arum revealed Saudi Arabia because the venue being labored in direction of.
Whereas selling the ‘Tribute to the Kings’ PPV in June, Chavez requested Fury if he’s ‘making ready for a combat’, to which the Brit responded: “Sure, in July.”
For the primary time in additional than twenty years, all of the belts shall be on the road as Fury and Joshua battle to grow to be the primary unified heavyweight king since Lennox Lewis.
It’s one of many largest fights within the historical past of boxing and hypothesis has been rife about the place and when it is going to happen, with Saudi Arabia nonetheless the more than likely vacation spot.
Fury’s US-based promoter Arum not too long ago advised Boxing Scene: “We’ve got [site deal] contracts now that we’re marking up and so forth.
“It’s a giant step. We’re simply doing the paperwork now with the Saudis.”
Addressing Arum’s feedback throughout an interview with talkSPORT, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned: “Yeah that was a remark made by Bob Arum. You possibly can’t actually inform Bob what to say and what to not say. I’m retaining quiet on the matter.
“They’ve signed the contract. We offered them each with a proposal from a website, which they each permitted and accepted.
“We’re dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s and you’re going to get an announcement quickly, however that combat goes to be occurring this summer time.
“It is likely one of the largest of all time, in all probability the sporting occasion of 2021, so fingers crossed – we’re practically there.
“I hold saying we’re practically there however, as I mentioned, website permitted, deal permitted, every part performed now.
“We’re simply papering it and there shall be an official announcement quickly.”