According to Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua’s promoter, the Anglo-English fight between his colt and Tyson Fury will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, in a stadium that could be specially built for the occasion.
The formalization of the two camps is still missing, but it is becoming clearer. It’s even a “done deal,” according to Eddie Hearn. After months and months of negotiations, the famous promoter announced this Thursday to Sky Sports that the clash between British heavyweights Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the unification of the WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO titles will take place on Saturday 14 August in Saudi Arabia.
“They (the Saudis) want to build a new stadium for the occasion, Hearn said.“ They want to create something special. Last time they built an 18,000-seat stadium in seven weeks for the Andy Ruiz Jr. (…) They have the possibility of organizing the fight indoors, but they want to impress the world. “
“AJ plans to demolish Fury”
In recent days, Anthony Joshua (31 years old, 24V, 1D) and Tyson Fury (32 years old, 30V, 1N) have multiplied the kind provocations on social networks. But for Hearn, it’s not even an appetizer of what’s in store for the public.
“You’re going to see a different AJ this time around,” he promises. He’s excited because if you put his fight against Dillian Whyte aside, he’s never experienced a trash-talk environment. He’s got fangs. I’m sure these two are already exchanging private messages, provoking each other. I myself get messages from Fury, sometimes sympathetic, sometimes less … “
And Hearn continued: “When the announcement takes place and the press conference begins, it will become personal, we will not laugh anymore. There will be no more stories of respect, only victory will count. AJ will go to war on Fury. He’s planning to tear it down, and I think he’s going to do it. “