All is set for the biggest boxing show in the World’s sporting history. The much awaited bout between Nigerian British boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua and Tyson Fury will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 14. The boxing champions will contest all four world heavyweight titles for the first time in the sport's history.
In a video on Twitter,Fury,known as the 'Gypsy King', said: "I have got some massive news. I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100% on, August 14th, 2021."
The WBC champion, 32, added: "All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
"I cannot wait, repeat, cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all time. This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet Earth. Do not miss it. All eyes on us. See you all in Saudi."
Joshua 31, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
Joshua, from Watford, last week called on the highly-anticipated fight to be finalised as he aimed a pointed remark towards Fury on social media.
He wrote: "'Spartan'. I'm tired. My fans are tired. Your fans are tired. We're all tired of the talk. Less talk. More action! @Tyson_Fury."
Fury, who was born in Manchester, replied: "Are you ready for a war? Working hard to give the fans a big KO!"
Plans for a fight between the pair were set in motion when Fury beat Deontay Wilder to capture the WBC title in February 2020.
That was a couple of months after Joshua avenged his only career loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, a fight which also took place in Saudi Arabia, at the Diriyah Arena.
Joshua retained his three belts last December with a ninth-round knockout of mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.