Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury labelled 'the biggest event in sport' ahead of 'next week's' blockbuster announcement

TYSON FURY's undisputed heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua is the 'biggest event in sport', according to promoter Frank Warren.

The long-awaited Battle of Britain is on the brink of being announced following a venue agreement and the sending out of final contracts.

The first instalment of Joshua vs Fury is set to take place in Saudi Arabia, with July 24 and August 7 the targeted dates.

And Fury's co-promoter Warren believes the entire world will stand still when the two behemoths share finally share the ring.

He wrote in his Daily Star column: "Firstly, of course, we want this fight to happen, why wouldn't we?

"It's the biggest event in sport at the moment.

"Secondly, Fury has been clear he believes he will beat Joshua easily so he is ready to take it, there's no issue there. It's the money fight, too.

“So why would anyone involved not want it to happen?

"What has been frustrating, for lots of reasons, is the manner in which the potential deal has been thrashed out in front of the media."


After months of negotiations, Joshua's promoter – Eddie Hearn – expects the biggest fight in the history of British boxing to be announced in the coming days.

On Saturday night, the Matchroom Boxing chief said: "This fight is on.

"This fight is happening. I believe you'll get an announcement next week."

Hearn's confidence comes a matter of days after Fury's other co-promoter, Bob Arum, claimed the fight is 'dead in the water'.

The Top Rank Boxing chief, 89, told The Daily Telegraph: "It will take months for the Saudis to do their due diligence on such a huge deal.

"It is not just a site fee, there are ancillary demands from the Saudis stretching into the broadcast deals and other things, it could take months for it all to play out.

"It could even take until 2022 the way it looks right now.

"The fight in July or August is dead in the water as far as we are concerned.

"The two fighters need to go and have other fights this summer while the negotiations for that fight in the Middle East conclude."

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