Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury confirmed for August

We’re one step closer to seeing one of the biggest fights in British boxing history.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed the showdown will be staged in Saudi Arabia on either August 7 or 14.

He also admitted frustration that the negotiations had taken so long to get to this point, though expects full official confirmation at some point this week.

“We’re in a stage where people are getting frustrated. The deal is done. Now we’re on the finer details of the contract, which came back last Friday. It went back last night. They are on calls now in the office about it, and I think at some point people are going to have to take a little bit of a leap of faith in this deal.” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“From our perspective and AJ’s perspective, we’re ready to go. From Tyson Fury’s perspective, they’ve got a couple of lawyers across it from their point.”

“The tweet from AJ last night was, ‘Come on, less talk, more action. Let’s get this done!'” He added.

“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen this week. “This is kind of like the moment where you could actually turn around at this point and say, ‘This is dragging on too long, or I can’t be dealing with this anymore.’

“But we have to nail this, and I’m not going to stop until I nail it, and everyone has just got to move forward collectively.

“We’re ready to go from our side. We’re not far away from their side and it is inevitable, but at the same time, we’ve got to close the door on it.”

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