Advertisement

Joshua versus Fury to take place in Saudi Arabia in August | Eddie Hearn

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says the much-anticipated heavyweight unification fight between Antho...
Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

16.44 13 May 2021


Share this article


Joshua versus Fury to take pla...

Joshua versus Fury to take place in Saudi Arabia in August | Eddie Hearn

Will O'Callaghan
Will O'Callaghan

16.44 13 May 2021


Share this article


Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn says the much-anticipated heavyweight unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will take place on the 14th of August.

He claimed it's now a "done deal" and the bout will be held in Saudi Arabia at a new purpose built stadium.

"They want to build a new stadium," he told Sky Sports about the plans for the venue in Saudi Arabia. "They have indoors options.

Advertisement

"In August at 11pm it will be about 23 degrees. They want to create something very, very special. Last time they built a stadium for the Andy Ruiz Jr fight in just seven weeks and it held 18,000. This will be a similar set-up

"They have the opportunity to hold it indoors but they want to create something that will shock the world. They want to build a stadium just for this fight."

Joshua's IBF, WBA and WBO titles will all be on the line while lineal world champion Fury is defending the WBC strap.

"It doesn't matter who respects who," Hearn added. "Both sides are desperate to win because this is everything.

"There are no fun and games. It's 'them and us'.

"AJ will go to war with Fury. He has plans to absolutely demolish him. That's what I believe he will do.

 


Share this article


Read more about

Anthony Joshua Eddie Hearn Tyson Fury

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

On The Record With Gavan Reill...

On The Record With Gavan Reilly

11:00-13:00

Share

Up next

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-19:00

Share

TALKING HISTORY WITH PATRICK G...

TALKING HISTORY WITH PATRICK GEOGHEGAN

19:00-20:00

Share

SOUNDSCAPE

SOUNDSCAPE

20:00-21:00

Share

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCR...

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCREA

21:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on