Tyson Fury says he's going to 'smash' Anthony Joshua in the 'biggest sporting event ever to grace the planet earth' as he confirmed their world heavyweight title unification fight.
Ever since Fury defeated Deontay Wilder to become the WBC heavyweight champion in February 2020 the fight every boxing fan has wanted is the fight with Joshua.
The two British boxers hold all four of the world heavyweight titles between them and the last time any heavyweight held all the gold was fellow Brit Lennox Lewis in 2000.
There has been long drawn out talks about the two men meeting but, on Sunday evening, the Gypsy King took to social media to confirm the fight.
Fury confirmed that the fight will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 14th and claimed he would 'smash' his rival.
"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
"All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," Fury, who has said he'll never fight in the UK again confirmed.
"I cannot wait, I 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."
Joshua lost his three versions of the heavyweight title in June 2019 to Andy Ruiz Jr, his first ever professional loss, before reclaiming the titles months later in his rematch.
Since then the 2012 Olympic champion has gone on to defend the title against Kubrat Pulev last December, in a test even that 1,000 fans were allowed into.
Undefeated Fury, whose only failure to win came in his controversial draw with Wilder in their first fight, hasn't fought since winning the belt off the Bronze Bomber.
The 32-year-old will be aiming to win back the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles he never lost when he takes on his fellow Brit.
Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 but stepped away from sport for three years before making his comeback and eventually beating Wilder.
It is set to be a huge event!
Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Boxing