Two Britishmen Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury will face a heavyweight showdown in the first two Saturdays in Saudi Arabia. Both of them are 4-major titleholders and Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, is almost securing the date of their fight would happen either in July or August. These rival boxing champions are trading messages on Twitter, as they talked about the schedule of their upcoming heavyweight title fight.
Saudi Arabia will also stage a rematch of Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz, when Joshua had regained his WBA, IBF, and WBO titles 2 years ago, which led to a collision course with Tyson, who instantly became the WBC champion.
Fury’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, confirmed on Sky Sports that the match set for these British boxers would be August 7 and August 14, and they are ensuring that both players are comfortable enough to take on a fight. Hearn also mentioned that they’ve chosen August to avoid getting clashes with the Olympics schedule.
Anthony Joshua is ranked among the top 10 heavyweights for 7 years, and his biggest achievement is being ranked no. 1 in 2016 and 2017. He had a 93% knockout percentage, 24 wins, 22 wins by KO, and 1 loss. Meanwhile, Tyson became a world champion in 2015 and made several appearances in WWE in 2019. He holds a record of 30 wins and 0 losses.
Fans are now anticipating their fight. Joshua tweeted last night to get this done with less talk and more action. They have no reason why the fight should not happen next week.