Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the latest development for the mega-fight between heavyweight champions Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Contrary to the initial plan of holding the fight in their homeland, the British boxers will now potentially fly to the Middle East in August to do the first of the two-fight contract.
“August the seventh, August the fourteenth. I think it’s a terrible secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia,” Hearn said on Sky Sports television.
He added that the venue is the same during the Joshua-Andy Ruiz rematch, attracting millions of fans.
It is also more likely to happen on the 14th than the seventh since it will compete in the first week of August, the Tokyo Olympics.
Hearn also stressed out that Joshua liked the idea of holding it back in Saudi Arabia after a successful one wherein he regained his belts from Ruiz.
Joshua currently holds the IBF, WBO, WBA, and IBO titles, while Fury has the WBA belt he got after defeating Deontay Wilder.