A custom built stadium will be used for Anthony Joshua's fight with Tyson Fury on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.

Details about the fight have slowly emerged over the last few days, with first the country and then the date announced by the respective fighters' promoters Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren.

While the bout is yet to be officially confirmed by either side, it is expected in the coming days, although Warren insisted Fury was waiting for "certain assurances" before anything would be made official.

Joshua's promoter, Hearn, has since revealed that the fight will take place in an outdoor arena similar to the one in which Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in a rematch in December, 2019.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Hearn of Matchroom boxing said that the people creating the venue wanted to build something that would "shock the world."

"They want to build another stadium," he said. "They've also got indoor options, August is about 23 degrees at 11pm, which is quite warm but they want to create something very very special.

"You remember last time they built the stadium for the Andy Ruiz fight in just seven weeks - that held 18,000 and this will be a similar setup.

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"They have the opportunity to hold it indoors but they want to create something that's gonna just shock the world here and they want to if they can try and build another stadium just for this fight."

Looking ahead to the fight itself, Hearn said Joshua plans to "demolish" Fury.

"Anthony Joshua will go to war with Tyson Fury," said the promoter. "He has plans to absolutely demolish him. That’s what I believe he will do."