Saudi Arabia will host the heavyweight boxing world title unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in August, promoter Eddie Hearn said Tuesday.
Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA titles, while fellow Briton Fury is the holder of the WBC belt.
“On August 7, August 14 I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight will be in Saudi Arabia,” Hearn told Sky Sports television.
“It’s the same people we made the deal with for Andy Ruiz, that event was spectacular. As partners, they were also fantastic.”
Joshua regained his belts against Mexican American Andy Ruiz Jr. in Diriyah, outside the Saudi capital Riyadh, in December 2019.
“We are very comfortable. Anthony is comfortable, he knows those people. They kept every one of their promises last time, we are ready,” Hearn added.
Hearn said it made more sense to go 14 in terms of global spectacle, with the Tokyo Olympics ending on August 8, but he hoped to finalize the date and venue in the next few days.
Fury and Joshua signed a two-fight contract in March to unify the title.