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Saudi Arabia to Host Boxing World Heavyweight Title Match

Saudi Arabia to Host Boxing World Heavyweight Title Match

Wednesday, 12 May, 2021 - 10:15
Saudi Arabia will host in August the heavyweight title match between British boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia will host in August the heavyweight title match between British boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.


Joshua holds the heavyweight title of the International Boxing Association, the World Boxing Organization, the World Boxing Association and the International Boxing Organization, while Fury holds the heavyweight title of the World Boxing Council.


“The match will be staged in Saudi Arabia on August 7 or August 14,” Sky Sports quoted Hearn as saying.


He added: “It’s the same people that we did the deal with Andy Ruiz [rematch]. That event was spectacular.”


Joshua reclaimed his titles from Mexican Andy Ruiz in a rematch win outside the capital, Riyadh, in December 2019.


“We feel very relaxed. Anthony is comfortable, and he knows the Saudis well and how they organized the match last time,” said Hearn.


Hearn pointed out that he prefers to hold the match on August 14, as this will suit many people around the world, since the Tokyo Summer Olympics will end on August 8.


He hopes to reach an agreement on the date and venue within the next few days. Fury and Tyson signed the contract for the heavyweight title fight back in March 2021.


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