LONDON (Reuters) – British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to smash compatriot Anthony Joshua in a video printed on Twitter on Sunday that confirms their world title unification struggle in Saudi Arabia on Aug. 14.
Fury and Joshua have been slated to fulfill for a number of months, with discussions between each camps, promoters and potential venues happening each in personal and by way of social media.
“Acquired some huge information for you all guys, I’ve simply bought off the cellphone from Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, he informed me this struggle is 100% on, August 14th 2021, summer season. All eyes of the world will probably be on the dominion of Saudi Arabia,” the 32-year-old Tyson mentioned within the video.
“I can’t wait, I repeat, I can’t wait, to smash Anthony Joshua on the most important stage of all time. That is going to be the most important sporting occasion ever to grace the planet earth. Don’t miss it – all eyes on us,” he added.
Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist, holds the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO titles whereas Fury is the WBC belt holder.
(Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Enhancing by Christian Radnedge)