The date for the fight between British professional boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, better known as Anthony Joshua and his counterpart, Tyson Fury has been confirmed.
Akelicious reports that Fury disclosed the date himself, declaring that his world heavyweight title bout with the Nigerian blood will take place on August 14, 2021.
The 31-year-old Joshua holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, while Fury, 32, is WBC champion. The August fight will see all four belts on the line in a heavyweight bout for the first time in history.
The last undisputed heavyweight champion was Lennox Lewis from 1999 to 2000, before a boxer had to also hold the WBO belt to be recognised as undisputed champion.
Announcing the fight date in a video shared on Twitter, Fury aside: “All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and I cannot wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the biggest stage of all times.
“This is going to be the biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet earth. Do not miss it.
“massive announcement” FURY VS JOSHUA IS ON AUGUST 14 in The kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The worlds biggest sporting event all eyes on us. @SCEEKSA @gsaksa_en @trboxing @mtkglobal @frankwarren_tv @marbella @wowhydrate #LETTHEGAMESBEGIN #saudiarabia #TYSONOFARABIA pic.twitter.com/ZKIAXLictV— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) May 16, 2021