Eddie Hearn, who represents Joshua, said the fight is likely to take place on 7th or 14th of August.
He said 14th of August is his preferred date because the Olympic Games in Tokyo will have finished, making the Joshua-Fury fight a bigger “global spectacle.”
The all-British fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title will take place in Saudi Arabia, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Tuesday.
“It’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia,” Hearn told British broadcaster Sky Sports. “To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information.”
Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, has previously said Saudi Arabia would be the location of the fight.
It would be Joshua’s second fight in the kingdom. He reclaimed his WBA, IBF and WBO belts from Andy Ruiz there in December 2019.
Joshua’s only fight since saw him retain his titles by knocking out Kubrat Pulev in December.
Fury hasn’t fought since beating Deontay Wilder in February last year to capture the WBC title.
Fury and Joshua have called each other out over Twitter over the last 24 hours, both urging the other to finalise terms for the fight.
Joshua Twitted on Monday that he was “tired” of waiting around for Fury and demanded “less talk, more action” from his rival, who responded: “Come get some then you big ugly Dosser???? YOUR NO TALK NO ACTION
Hearn said the “deal is done” but there was frustration on both sides that the fight had not been officially announced.
“From our perspective and AJ’s perspective, we’re ready to go,” he said. “From Tyson Fury’s perspective, they’ve got a couple of lawyers across it from their point.
“We have to nail this,” Hearn added, “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.”