Tyson Fury next fight vs. Anthony Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia

Feb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder in their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won via seventh round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The four-belt heavyweight unification fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is set for Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia, Fury announced on social media.

In a video posted to Twitter on Sunday, Fury said he had assurances from Saudi defense secretary Prince Khalid Abdulaziz Al Saud that the bout will take place in Jeddah.

“He told me this fight is 100% on Aug. 14, 2021 … All eyes on the world will be on the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. And I cannot wait, 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,” Fury said.

Joshua, 31, owns the WBA, WBO and IBF belts while Fury is the WBC champion. It’s the first time ever that the four heavyweight belts will be contested.

Tyson Fury next fight set for August 14, 2021

Tyson Fury next fight
Feb 22, 2020; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Deontay Wilder is knocked down by Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight title bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won via seventh round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Promoter Bob Arum told ESPN that the sides are supposed to get a clean draft on Monday.

The site fee, previously reported by ESPN, is $155 million with the fighters getting $75 million each and an extra $5 million for expenses and undercard.

–Field Level Media

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