Anthony Joshua has accepted all terms set by the team of Tyson Fury ahead of a potential fight on December 3 with the fight expected to take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
The Gypsy King recently challenged Joshua to a long-awaited all-British showdown and offered him a 60-40% fight purse. However, as per the report, negotiations have been put on hold due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday.
Former WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion Joshua is coming off a split decision defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in last month’s rematch and entered the WBC rankings at No 6 on Monday.
Anthony was outpointed for a second successive time by Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk on Aug. 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. But despite back-to-back losses, he was offered another title shot by ‘the Gypsy King’.
According to sources, an undisputed clash for Joshua against Usyk would likely have to wait until 2023. This is where Tyson stepped in and offered him a title shot.
Anthony Joshua’s management have confirmed they have accepted Tyson Fury’s terms for a fight on December 3. pic.twitter.com/4IvFDRcO27
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) September 13, 2022
Fury is coming off a 6th-round knockout win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April and decided to reiterate plans to retire before informing the WBC he intended to resume his career at the end of last month.
Tyson Fury Switches His Opponent From Oleksandr Usyk to Anthony Joshua and Also Hinted at a Potential Crossover Fight With Francis Ngannou
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua had verbally agreed to fight each other in 2020 before both switched to different opponents. Fury fought Deontay Wilder, while Joshua fought Usyk.
Tyson last fought in April when he stopped English rival Dillian Whyte in six rounds. After that fight, Fury could go against Usyk as he hinted at a fight against the Ukrainian. However, with Usyk announcing he will not fight again in 2022 due to injury, Fury offered Joshua the title shot and challenged him via social media.
The aftermath of Fury’s victory over Whyte had also seen him express his interest in a potential crossover bout against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. It was supposed to be a huge super-fight with chances of generating a massive PPV. However, it seems like that has to wait until Fury gets done with his current foes first.