Contrary to comments from Bob Arum that the fight is ‘dead in the water’, the undisputed heavyweight title clash between rival champions Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is still set to take place in Saudi Arabia in early August.

According to Mike Coppinger of The Athletic, a mammoth $150 million site deal is expected to be completed at the weekend, which will see the heavyweight mega-fight land in Riyadh in the late summer.

With talks still painfully rumbling on after a two-fight series was provisionally agreed between the heavyweight behemoths last year, Fury’s US promoter told Gareth A. Davies of the Daily Telegraph that the fight was off on Thursday evening with both champions needing to face fresh opponents in the summer.

But that may have just been promotional posturing from Hall Of Famer Arum as other sources say the fight is on the brink of being signed, with the Middle East the destination.

The saga continues.