Eddie Hearn confirms choice of dates for Joshua vs Tyson Fury in Saudi Arabia

The heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 7th or August 14th, Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

It was revealed in March that Joshua and Fury would clash for the IBF, WBC, WBO and WBA heavyweight belts at some point during the summer, but until now, neither the date nor the venue had been confirmed.

That has now changed, with Hearn confirming the fight will take place in the Middle East on one of two specified dates.

No official announcement has yet been made, but it appears the £200million mega-fight is closer than it has ever been.

Asked about the date of the fight on Sky Sports News, Hearn replied: “August 7/August 14.

“I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight’s happening in Saudi Arabia. I don’t mind giving you that information, Bob Arum’s already done it.”

Just last week, Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, poured cold water on speculation over a date by insisting nothing had been set in stone.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “Look, every day I’m being told – it’s like, ‘It’s in the post.’

“It’s not arrived and that’s where we are. I’ll believe it when I see it. We’re being told it’ll be here.

Hearn has sought to provide assurances over the date and quash any worries Warren may have over the fight being held in Saudi Arabia, adding: “It’s the same people we did the deal with for Andy Ruiz – that event was spectacular.

“As partners they were fantastic as well, so we’re very comfortable.

“Anthony is comfortable, he knows those people, they delivered on every one of their promises last time. We’re ready to go.

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  • “That’s gonna be the date [August 7 or 14].

    “We’ve also got the Olympics finishing on August 7, so in terms of the global spectacle it would make sense to go on August 14.

    “That’s one of the things to tick off in the next – hopefully – few days.”

    "There's no reason why it shouldn't happen this week.

    “This is kind of like the moment where you could actually turn around at this point and say, 'This is dragging on too long, or I can't be dealing with this anymore.'”

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