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The battle of the Brits is inching ever nearer.
Years of rumors, hypothesis and trash discuss between England’s two largest fighters — actually and figuratively — is nearing an finish, with heavyweight champs Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua set to sq. off this August in Saudi Arabia.
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn revealed to Sky Sports activities that the date continues to be being finalized, however will doubtless land on both Saturday, Aug. 7 or the next week, Saturday, Aug. 14.
“Aug. 7, Aug. 14, I believe it’s a really unhealthy secret that the battle is going on in Saudi Arabia,” Hearn instructed Sky Sports activities. “It’s the identical folks we did the cope with for Andy Ruiz; that occasion was spectacular. As companions they had been improbable, as effectively.”
Ought to the battle occur in Saudi Arabia, will probably be the second time that Joshua could have fought within the nation. He stopped Andy Ruiz in December 2019 there to reclaim three of the 4 main heavyweight titles.
Joshua initially misplaced the belts in a TKO loss to Ruiz in his much-anticipated U.S. debut in 2019 at a bout in Madison Sq. Backyard.
Fury, Joshua’s potential opponent, at the moment holds the WBC heavyweight title. Fury received the vacant WBC championship when he knocked out Deontay Wilder in February 2020, which was his most-recent battle.
Joshua vs. Wilder was initially pegged because the heavyweight battle to make, however the two sides couldn’t come to an settlement on a unification bout. Fury returned to the ring in 2018 after three years away, finally defeating Wilder for the inexperienced belt.
Now, it appears as if the time for discuss is almost over.