Boxing-Fury promises to smash Joshua in Saudi heavyweight bout
LONDON (Reuters) - British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has promised to crush his compatriot Anthony Joshua in a video posted on Twitter on Sunday confirming the battle to unify the world titles on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury and Joshua are expected to meet for several months. The discussions between both camps, organizers and potential venues take place both privately and through social media.
"I have some important news for you all. I was just on the phone from Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia. He told me that this fight will be 100% on August 14, 2021, daylight saving time. All the eyes of the world will light up. " the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, "said 32-year-old Tyson in the video.
"Cant wait, I repeat, cant wait to smash Anthony Joshua on the greatest stage of all time. This is going to be the greatest sporting event that has ever taken place on planet earth. Don't miss it - all eyes aimed at us, "he added.
Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, holds the IBF, WBO, WBA, and IBO titles, while Fury is the WBC belt holder.
(Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by Christian Radnedge)
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