Multiple reports suggest that the hugely anticipated and much-awaited showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the undisputed heavyweight champion will take place on 14 August in Saudia Arabia. Needless to say, much to the dismay of British fans, the biggest showdown in the history of boxing will not take place in the United Kingdom.
The date for the bout has been scheduled keeping in mind the Olympics which will commence on 23 July 2021. The Olympics 2021 will conclude on August 8, leaving the next week open for the hugely awaited showdown.
Multiple reports suggesting August 14th is the likely date for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia, with fight set to be officially announced this coming week. That date would be after the conclusion of the Olympics and so allow Rob McCracken to be present for both.
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Additionally, the date is also set keeping in mind the availability of Robert McCracken, former boxer and current head trainer of the British boxing team. The renowned trainer is currently also helping Anthony Joshua with his bout against WBC and the Ring heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Recently, after the conclusion of Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that the official confirmation for the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bout for the undisputed heavyweight championship will be made next week. Be that as it may, reports are suggesting that the bout is set to go down in Saudia Arabia, and it will be interesting to see the reaction of the British fans after the official confirmation.
Earlier, Tyson Fury had made an appearance on Eddie Hearn’s podcast, praising the British promoter for his consistent effort in making the bout happen. The hugely awaited showdown between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is widely regarded as the greatest boxing bout in modern British boxing history and will determine the next undisputed heavyweight champion.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury is as big as it gets
While Anthony Joshua has one loss in his professional career coming against Andy Ruiz, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder settled on a draw during their first fight. Be that as it may, both the fighters have avenged their shortcomings, with Joshua claiming a unanimous decision to win over Andy Ruiz, and Tyson Fury securing a stoppage win over undefeated Deontay Wilder.
It’s an exciting match-up and one that will determine the greater heavyweight of the modern era. Fury has already put his stake in that claim by dethroning Wladimir Klitchschko and Denotay Wilder to become the champion. However, if Anthony Joshua can triumph over the Gypsy King, beyond a reason of belief, he will go down as the greatest heavyweight of the modern era.