The most-awaited heavyweight battle between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is finally locked in with an official date and venue onboard. However, there is trouble brewing. Here's everything we know about the situation so far.
Following several reports and rumors, WBC champion, Fury, has announced that the unification clash will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
The boxing champions will contest all four world heavyweight titles for the first time in the sport's history. Fury is the WBC heavyweight champ and Joshua holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles.
The promoter Eddie Hearn spoke on the DAZN Boxing Show, promised a ‘great undercard’ for the fight. He even claimed there would be several title fights and also cross-promotional bouts.
Deontay Wilder wanted to have his triology with Fury. However, Fury had plans for the unified championship fight. So, Wilder’s team proceeded with this matter legally and the decision arrived in favor of ‘The Bronze Bomber’. It is now reported that Fury and Wilder will have to confront each other in a trilogy by September 15, 2021
If the fight gets cancelled, Joshua will be left without an opponent. But Oleksandr Usyk’s team doesn’t wish to spare this chance, as they’re looking for every opportunity to book the Joshua fight next.