OFFICIAL: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Has a Fight Date and Venue

Published 05/16/2021, 3:19 PM EDT


The most-awaited heavyweight battle between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is finally locked in with an official date and venue onboard. Following several reports and rumors, WBC champion, Fury, has announced that the unification clash will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.

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While the undefeated heavyweight is spending his days in the USA, he took time to turn to social media and give fans the latest update about this bout. Per Fury, he had received a call from the Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia who confirmed that the heavyweight fight will go ahead in just under three months.

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He has also sent a message to Anthony Joshua, vowing to “smash” him when they collide inside the ring.

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua has remained silent on the issue. While Tyson Fury and the matchmakers have made a lot of noise in recent times, ‘AJ’ hasn’t entered the mix. Hence, the official confirmation can now urge him to appear on the mic.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- Fight for the Ages

The All-English clash will settle the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, a tag last held by Lennox Lewis. While Tyson Fury holds the WBC belt, Anthony Joshua has the WBA, WBO, IBF, and titles. Thus, their upcoming fight will bring all the straps under one roof.

Both men are currently in their prime and have staged sensational wins in their last appearances. Fury became the WBC titleholder by vanquishing Deontay Wilder via TKO in February 2020. Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua defended his unified belts by stopping Kubrat Pulev in a showdown in December.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

The showdown in Saudi will also be a career-defining fight for Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. They have proven to be two of the absolute best in the division. Hence, only an in-ring collision can determine the better pugilist amongst them.

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Who do you think will win? Tyson Fury or Anthony Joshua? How excited are you for August 14?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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