Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury finalized for August 14 in a $155 Million site fees deal

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WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury are set to put their heavyweight title on the line on August 14, in what is regarded as the biggest heavyweight fight since Tyson vs Lewis, which took place in 2002.

The fight will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Mike Coppinger of The Athletic was the first to confirm the news.

It’s the biggest fight to ever take place in British boxing history and arguably one of the most intriguing and exciting heavyweight fights of this century. Tyson Fury is coming off of a spectacular knockout win over Deontay Wilder in February of 2020 in Las Vegas.

Anthony Joshua is coming off of a decision win over Andy Ruiz Jr in December of 2019. The Olympic gold medalist and two-time heavyweight champion of the world lost his title to Ruiz two years ago in a shocking upset.

He last fought Kubrat Pulev in London last year and brutally knocked him out.

How much will Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury earn from this fight?

The fight will be the biggest heavyweight title unification fight in two decades. According to The Athletic, Saudi Arabia will pay an estimated site fee of $155 Million. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are supposed to earn $75 million each with the remaining $5 Million going to the undercard fighters.

Got some massive news for you all guys,” Tyson Fury said in the video. “I just got off the phone from Prince Khalid [bin Salman Al Saud]  from Saudi Arabia. He told me the fight is 100% hung. Aug. 14, 2021, summertime. All eyes on the world will be on Saudi Arabia and I cannot wait — 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.”

Over the past few years, Saudi Arabia has emerged as a major hotspot for boxing and has hosted some high profile fights like Amir Khan vs Billy Dib and the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr, both of which took place in Riyadh.

The kingdom paid an estimated $60 Million for the rematch between Joshua and Ruiz Jr which took place in December of 2019.

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