Eddie Hearn, speaking to Sky Sports, has given a potential date for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury to take place later this year.
For some time now, the AJ vs Fury unification bout has been spoken about as if it taking place is a foregone conclusion. Yet, here we are, with no official confirmation that it will be taking place.
The longer that we go without having a date in the calendar, the more likely it is that it all falls through and we never get to see these two in the ring together. That would be a disaster.
Thankfully, Eddie Hearn, who likes to keep us in the loop the best we can, has insisted that talks are still heading in the right direction, if slowly, and has revealed a potential date for the bout to take place.
Hearn is quoted by Sky Sports saying:
“August 7th, August 14th,” Hearn told Sky Sports News about a potential date.
“I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information. Bob Arum [Fury’s US promoter] has already done it.”
“It’s the same people that we did the deal with Andy Ruiz [rematch]. That event was spectacular.”
“As partners, they were fantastic as well. We’re very comfortable. Anthony is very comfortable, he knows those people. They’ve delivered on every one of their promises last time. We’re ready to go.
“That’s going to be the date. Of course you’ve got the Olympics finishing on August 7th, so in terms of a global spectacle, it would make sense to go on the 14th. That’s one of the things to tick off in the next, hopefully, few days.”
Of course, having arguably the biggest British boxing fight in history take place in Saudi Arabia is hardly ideal for the fans, but whatever it takes to get this fight to fruition, it’ll be worth it.
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