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Tyson Fury Announces Date Of World Title Heavyweight Fight With Anthony Joshua

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Tyson Fury Announces Date Of World Title Heavyweight Fight With Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury has announced that his world title heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua will take place on 14 August. Watch him share the news with fans below:

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Speaking in a video shared on his Instagram account, 32-year-old Fury said: "I have got some massive news. I have just got off the phone with Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia and he told me this fight is 100 percent on, 14 August.

"All eyes of the world will be on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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"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."

Fury will go head to head with Anthony Joshua (pictured). Credit: PA
Fury will go head to head with Anthony Joshua (pictured). Credit: PA

The all-British fight will contest all four world heavyweight titles for the first time in the history of boxing.

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Fury currently holds the WBC heavyweight title after defeating Deontay Wilder in February 2020, although Fury hasn't fought in the 12 months since this victory.

Meanwhile, Joshua, 31, holds the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.

Joshua has 24 wins and one loss under his belt, including 22 knockouts. Fury meanwhile has 30 wins and is undefeated, including 21 knockouts.

Speculation that the two would be pitted against each other to contest the titles has been rife ever since Fury beat Wilder last year.

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Fans have called for Tyson Fury to face Anthony Joshua ever since he defeated Deontay Wilder last year. Credit: PA
Fans have called for Tyson Fury to face Anthony Joshua ever since he defeated Deontay Wilder last year. Credit: PA

Joshua himself stepped up calls to make the fight happen earlier this week.

He wrote on Twitter last Monday (10 May): "'Spartan.' I'm tired. My fans are tired. Your fans are tired. We're all tired of the talk.

"Less talk. More action!"

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Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has also been building up anticipation for the fight in the past few days.

He told Sky Sports: "You will get a different AJ in this build-up.

"He's excited because he's never really, apart from the Dillian Whyte fight, been in a trash talk environment. He will enjoy it.

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"AJ has got the bit between his teeth, goading him a bit.

"I'm sure these two DM each other, goading each other. I get DMs from Fury - sometimes pleasant, sometimes unpleasant!

"When the announcement comes and the press conferences start, the pleasantries will go away and it will become personal.

"It doesn't matter who respects who. Both sides are desperate to win because this is everything.

"AJ will go to war with Fury. He has plans to absolutely demolish him. That's what I believe he will do."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Tyson Fury

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