By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury has confirmed that his eagerly-anticipated clash against Anthony Joshua is set to take place in July.
Promoter Bob Arum revealed that an agreement is close for Fury and Joshua to face each other in a £100m heavyweight fight in Saudi Arabia
Fury was asked about the fight in an interview with boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez. When Chavez asked Fury on Fight Hub TV whether he is preparing for a fight, the 32-year-old responded by saying ‘Yes, in July.
A two-fight deal has already been agreed between Fury, who holds the WBC title, and Joshua, who is the WBA, IBF and WBO champion.
It is anticipated that the first fight will take place in Saudi Arabia, with Joshua and Fury having also been presented with alternative options in countries such as England, the United States and Russia.
Arum previously indicated that there are three potential dates for the first fight – July 24, July 31 or August 7.