Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster August 14 bout with Tyson Fury is at serious risk of being called off, just over 24 hours after Fury posted to declare the fight on in Saudi Arabia later this summer.
The British duo are due to become the first heavyweights ever to put all four belts on the line, with Joshua owning the WBA, WBO and IBF straps and Fury the WBC champion.
Both are bidding to become the first undisputed champion of the division since countryman Lennox Lewis in 2000, though he did not hold the WBO belt.
Yet the Daily Star report the mega-money scrap is now at serious risk of collapse with Fury having been ordered to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time.
Fury only confirmed the long-awaited fight against Joshua would be happening in a video posted on his Twitter account on Sunday.
He said: “Got some massive news for you all guys. I’ve just got off the phone from Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia, he’s told me this fight is 100 per cent on.
“August 14, 2021, summer time – all eyes of 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. Do not miss it. All eyes on us.”
Fury followed that up by tweeting on Monday alongside a graphic of him dubbed ‘Tyson of Arabia’: “Time to take back what I never lost. Every belt there all mine chump!”
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