Fury took to social media on Sunday evening to declare that the heavyweight unification bout with his British rival will take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
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It is known that the pair have signed contracts to meet, but a site deal still must be completed to determine the date/venue before the fight is finalised.
The British heavyweight defended his IBF, WBA and WBO titles in fine style against the Bulgarian with a ninth-round knockout.
The two men have been on a collision course for a number of years, with Fury making it clear that he wants the unification clash to take place next.
The unified champion dealt with IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev in clinical fashion at the SSE Arena in Wembley before Christmas to end his 12-month ring exile.
The two are expected to meet in 2021 after AJ beat Kubrat Pulev to retain his world heavyweight belts.
Joby Clayton and Angel Fernandez were added to the staff led by McCracken prior to Joshua’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr when he revamped his approach, leading to two consecutive wins, most recently against Kubrat Pulev.
Promoters Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren and Bob Arum are currently working on making the blockbuster bout between the two heavyweight champions.
Joshua returned to the ring following a 12-month absence last weekend, knocking out the obdurate Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round of a one-sided fight.
Joshua, the IBF, WBA and WBO titleholder, retained his belts against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, but has never fought his fellow Brit, who kept his WBC belt by beating Deontay Wilder in February.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Joshua sent his challenger, Kubrat Pulev, thrice to the canvas and ended the fight with a powerful right hand punch in the ninth round to retain his IBF,WBA and WBO titles.
John Joshua-Akanji, Special Adviser (Media) to Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, saluted Joshua in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said Buhari made his feelings known while celebrating the decisive victory of the Nigerian-born boxer over Kubrat Pulev on Saturday night.
The 31-year-old Nigerian-born Briton was close to winning when he floored Pulev in the third round after a sweet right hand at the Wembley Arena in London
Joshua and Pulev will face each other on Saturday night at the SSE Arena in London for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight titles.
Britain’s Joshua will start as clear favourite in front of 1,000 fans at Wembley Arena for the fight that was postponed in June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A shoulder injury denied Pulev the opportunity just 10 days out from their meeting in Cardiff in 2017, and he said he has spent the past three years plotting how to derail the heavyweight champion.
Despite gate receipts at Wembley’s SSE Arena being limited to just 1,000 due to the coronavirus restrictions as part of the new regional tier system, Joshua will still get a handsome payday in what will be his first fight in a year.
The 31-year-old entered Matchroom’s bio-secure bubble in London on Tuesday and had to stay in his room for the night before being given the all-clear.
The IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion realises Pulev stands between him and the biggest British boxing match in the sport’s history, a showdown with WBC champ Tyson Fury in 2021.