Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury LIVE updates: Latest news and developments with fight date plus venue set to be revealed

ANTHONY JOSHUA and Tyson Fury are training for their HUGE heavyweight world title fight.

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says the fight will be taking place on either August 7 or 14 in Saudi Arabia with the big announcement now imminent.

Joshua's WBA, IBF and WBO titles are on the line with Fury's WBC championship in a massive unification showdown.

We'll be bringing you ALL of the latest developments on the bout plus all of the news from the world of boxing right here…

  • Thomas Blow

    2 FUR 1

    Tyson Fury has branded Deontay Wilder and training partner Malik Scott 'bitches' and offered to fight them both on the SAME night.

    Scott, who was knocked out by Wilder in their 2014 fight, has been part of the American's recent road to recovery.

    Fury told FightHype: "Malik Scott’s a b***h, and so is Deontay Wilder.

    "And I’ll fight both of them, one after the other, on the same night. And smack ‘em round, like p****s what they are.

    "You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. And once I’ve got his heart and his mojo, it’s right here in me pocket.

    "So, if you want them Deontay, come and fight the Gypsy King and come and take what I’ve got belonging to you."

  • Thomas Blow

    RIPPED & READY

    AJ has showed off his ripped physique and branded himself 'cold blooded' ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury.

    The heavyweight champions are both in training camp for an undisputed title decider on August 14.

  • William Pugh

    MORNING BOXING FANS

    Another day, another tireless wait for an official announcement.

    Tyson Fury's promoter Frank Warren confirmed on Wednesday that the fight is set for August 14 but that The Gypsy King was still yet to sign off on some of the pertinent details.

    During an appearance on talkSPORT, Warren said: “It definitely won’t be on August 7 because that’s when the Olympic games are on and that’s going to be a problem for TV.

    “Besides that, you’ve got a UFC PPV in the States and UK so if it goes on, it’ll be on August 14.

    “I don’t think the date is the problem at all, I think everyone’s agreed that can be moved to August 14.

    “What we’re all trying to do is get this over the line, but the only way we’ll get it over the line is by the fighter, Tyson, getting certain assurances.

    “If he gets them, he’ll put pen to paper, but as it is now, he’s waiting for the other side’s lawyers to confirm what he wants."

    Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn said at the weekend that the fight would be announced by his Manchester show on Saturday.

    If that is the case, we have 48 hours left before the sceptics will once again ask questions as to whether it is going to happen at all.

    Meanwhile, Fury went on another trash talking rampage yesterday by insisting Joshua has no chance of beating him.

    In classically jovial fashion, Fury said: "Joshua can't pull s*** off. He couldn't even pull himself off. He's on rookie numbers, once a day.

    “When he gets it up to seven times a day, come and see me. Until then, shut the hell up.”

    Will today be the day we finally hear what we've all been waiting for?

  • Dylan Terry

    FURY VS JOSHUA

    So, another 24 hours passes and we continue to wait for an official announcement.

    Promoter Eddie Hearn said at the weekend that there will be confirmation by his show in Manchester on Saturday night.

    Maybe it will FINALLY come tomorrow.

    Credit: AFP
  • Dylan Terry

    WHO ELSE IS FIGHTING?

    Aside from all the talk of Joshua and Fury, here is what the next couple of weeks holds for boxing fans.

  • Dylan Terry

    GET TO KNOW AJ

    What is there to know about Anthony Joshua? Here's a graphic explaining a little more about the unified heavyweight champion.

  • Dylan Terry

    MASTER BAIT

    Tyson Fury has proven to be the master baiter as he crudely warned Anthony Joshua there will be no happy ending for him once they finally collide.

    The ever-confident Gypsy King was asked by FightHype about the possible ways AJ could ‘pull off’ an upset and beat him.

    And he replied: “Joshua can't pull s*** off. He couldn't even pull himself off. He's on rookie numbers, once a day.

    “When he gets it up to seven times a day, come and see me. Until then, shut the hell up.”

    Credit: PA
  • Dylan Terry

    GAMES OVER

    Tyson Fury's eagerly-anticipated undisputed heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua can only take place on August 14, according to his co-promoter Frank Warren.

    “It definitely won’t be on August 7 because that’s when the Olympic games are on and that’s gonna be a problem for TV.

    “Besides that, you’ve got a UFC PPV in the States and UK so if it goes on, it’ll be on August 14.

    “I don’t think the date is the problem at all, I think everyone’s agreed that can be moved to August 14.

    “What we’re all trying to do is get this over the line, but the only way we’ll get it over the line is by the fighter, Tyson, getting certain assurances.

    “If he gets them, he’ll put pen to paper, but as it is now, he’s waiting for the other side’s lawyers to confirm what he wants."

  • Dylan Terry

    FURY'S MENTAL HEALTH MESSAGE

  • Dylan Terry

    FURY VS JOSHUA

    Here is how the two men stack up against one another:

     

  • Dylan Terry

    TWITTER SPAT

    A reminder of the Twitter spat between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua overnight…

  • Dylan Terry

    FURY CONTINUES THE TRASH TALK

    Tyson Fury has done a lot of talking over the last 24 hours when it comes to slamming Anthony Joshua.

    And his latest quotes come after he was asked what the chances are of AJ catching him with one of his big hooks.

    The Gypsy King said: "Good luck trying to hit me with one of them.

    "He'll catch a cold before he catches me with one of them. If he holds a handful of stones and throws them at me, he may have a chance of landing something."

    Credit: AFP
  • Dylan Terry

    JOSHUA KEEPING IT REAL

    Anthony Joshua put this message out earlier this week:

  • Dylan Terry

    WORKING THE BAG

  • Dylan Terry

    FURY VS JOSHUA

    As we near an announcement for Fury-Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14, who do you think will come out on top?

  • Dylan Terry

    'DIFFERENT ANIMAL'

    Anthony Joshua has been warned that Tyson Fury is lasting 20 ROUNDS in training and has fists like ‘rocks’ ahead of their unification clash.

    Both men have already begun training for the mouthwatering showdown – with Fury recently sparring with young boxer Aleksandar Mraovic ahead of the upcoming mega-fight.

    Mraovic, speaking via the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog, said: “This man is not of this world, he’s a different animal. He’s punching like a machine, I have never felt punches like that before from anybody.

    “When we were sparring, he even showed me a little bit how he got the power and how he works on it.

    “His fists feel like rocks on you when he hits, it’s incredible. The power comes from how he punches and how he uses his weight.

    “He’s in great condition – he never had a bodybuilder’s body but he moves like a real athlete.

    “He did twenty rounds, no problem. We were all done after 12 rounds, we did a lot of body sparring and we were all dead.

    “But Tyson kept on doing the heavy bag and pad work, he’s crazy. He does not know when to stop.”

  • Dylan Terry

    FURY ON JOSHUA

    Tyson Fury does not believe there is any way Anthony Joshua can beat him.

    He said: "Joshua can't pull s*** off. He couldn't even pull himself off. He's on rookie numbers, once a day.

    "When he gets it up to seven times a day, come and see me."

    Credit: PA
  • Dylan Terry

    FURY ON SAUNDERS DEFEAT

    Tyson Fury has given some words of wisdom following his friend Billy Joe Saunders' defeat to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez at the weekend.

    He told talkSPORT: "He [Saunders] put on a good show and he got caught with a massive punch. This is boxing, it happens.

    "There's no shame in losing on the night and he done his best. He'll be back stronger and he'll win another belt."

    Credit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Dylan Terry

    TO BE FRANK

    While we wait on the announcement of two current British world heavyweight champions, here is a powerful message from a past legend of the division.

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAUNDERS WILL RETURN

    Promoter Eddie Hearn insists Billy Joe Saunders will return to the ring despite his heavy facial injuries from his defeat to Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

    Hearn told Sky Sports: "His trainer pulled him out, but he can hold his head up high, in my opinion, and he’s still one of the best middleweights and super-middleweights in the world.

    “His profile has risen greatly through it, but it is a tough sport, it was a bad injury, and when you’ve won two division world championships and tried to unify against the pound-for-pound No1, what does the hunger say inside you?

    “I think he’s going to come back. I think he’ll be hurting physically and emotionally from the defeat and we’ll support him. And I believe you’ll see him back again"

  • Kostas Lianos

    SAUNDERS CONDITION

    Tyson Fury backed Billy Joe Saunders before his fight against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

    But Saunders suffered some heavy facial injuries that led to his trainer throwing in the towel.

    However, the British boxer recently issued a message saying he will be back.

    Saunders said: "Thanks everyone for the messages. I have a broken eye socket and broken cheekbone in three places. I had my operation yesterday and all went well. You win some and lose some.

    "I didn’t feel out of my league but got caught with a good shot and couldn’t see, and Ben got the corner to pull it. Thank you all who watched, I’ll be back, god bless you all”

  • Kostas Lianos

    FURIOUS WARNING

    Tyson Fury's sparring partner Aleksandar Mraovic warned Anthony Joshua that his imminent star opponent is "not of this world".

    Mraovic told MyBettingSites.co.uk: "This man is not of this world, he’s a different animal.

    "He’s punching like a machine, I have never felt punches like that before from anybody.

    "When we were sparring, he even showed me a little bit how he got the power and how he works on it.

    "His fists feel like rocks on you when he hits, it’s incredible. The power comes from how he punches and how he uses his weight"

  • Kostas Lianos

    FURY/JOSHUA BET

    Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua's rivalry started with a friendly sparring session in 2010.

    According to the Daily Mirror, Fury showed up at Joshua's amateur gym in Finchley and asked to spar with one of the fighters.

    The Gypsy King even put his gold Rolex on the line for everyone that would manage to land a knockdown blow on him.

    Joshua stepped up to the plate and there are many conflicting reports about what happened in the ring that day during their three-round spar.

    General consensus is that AJ stunned Fury early, before the more experienced boxer turned it around to win the second.

    There are various reports about the third round but it is also said that Fury recognised Joshua's talent and told him, "you almost had it [the Rolex], kid"

  • Kostas Lianos

    FURY/JOSHUA SPAT

    As reported previously, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua got into a small Twitter spat on Tuesday.

    Joshua has grown frustrated as Fury has yet to put pen to paper on the contract of their superfight.

    The bout is expected to take place in August in Saudi Arabia.

    Here's what went down:

  • Kostas Lianos

    TO BE FRANK

    Tyson Fury's UK promoter Frank Warren explained that his client hasn't signed the contract for his superfight with Anthony Joshua yet because he is waiting for some financial guarantees.

    Warren told SecondsOut: "“We’re now how many months on? Four months on, we are where we are, every day there’s gonna’ be announcement but until we agree the terms, until Tyson Fury, who we represent, until he’s happy with the terms, it won’t get signed, and he’s not happy at the moment.

    "I don’t know what Anthony Joshua’s position is because we have nothing to do with that.

    “What it is, is a guarantee for the amount of money that is being paid; until there is a guarantee, until Tyson is satisfied that the money that’s in that contract is guaranteed by bank, then it ain’t gonna get signed.

    “That’s the main issue and, hopefully, that’ll get addressed; that’s the crux of the matter, that’s 85% per cent of what it’s all about”

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