Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has confirmed what was already known by many – the unification heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will be staged in Saudi Arabia.
Even though there’s nothing official yet, Hearn has backed Bob Arum’s claims that the biggest fight in the sport of boxing will take place in the Asian country.
The two camps are still negotiating the final details about the contract and according to Hearn, everything has to be done by the end of this week.
“August 7th, August 14th,” Hearn told Sky Sports News about a potential date.
“I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information. Bob Arum has already done it.
“It’s the same people that we did the deal with Andy Ruiz [rematch]. That event was spectacular.
“As partners, they were fantastic as well. We’re very comfortable. Anthony is very comfortable, he knows those people. They’ve delivered on every one of their promises last time. We’re ready to go.
“That’s going to be the date. Of course, you’ve got the Olympics finishing on August 7th, so in terms of a global spectacle, it would make sense to go on the 14th. That’s one of the things to tick off in the next, hopefully, few days.”