By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury’s Battle of Britain against Anthony Joshua will take place on August 14, Frank Warren has revealed – despite insisting a deal hasn’t been sealed yet.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday that the fight, which had been considered across three continents, would take place in Saudi Arabia on either August 7 or August 14.
But Warren, Fury’s promoter in the UK, has admitted it will most likely go ahead on the latter date so it does not clash with the Tokyo Olympics, which end on August 8.
While relevant parties won’t want the fight to clash with the Olympics, Joshua’s trainer Rob McCracken is also the performance director of the British boxing team that will be competing in Tokyo between July 23 and August 8.
Warren told the talkSPORT Breakfast on Wednesday: ‘It definitely won’t be on August 7 because that’s when the Olympic games are on and that’s going to be a problem for TV. Besides that, you’ve got a UFC PPV in the States and UK.
‘So if it goes on, it’ll be on August 14. I don’t think the date is the problem at all, I think everyone’s agreed that can be moved to August 14.’