Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed to terms for a potential heavyweight title fight, according to his management team’s announcement on Tuesday.
The WBC champion Fury made the proposal to his British opponent last week, stating he would be ready to give Joshua 40% of the prize money to seal the contest.
On behalf of Joshua and his promoter, Matchroom, Fury’s management company, 258, stated on Tuesday that they had accepted the offer and were awaiting the champion’s reaction.
They published something like this on social media that Joshua retweeted: “258 and @MatchroomBoxing can confirm, on behalf of @anthonyjoshua, that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team for a fight Dec 3rd last Friday.
“Due to the Queen’s passing (death of Queen Elizabeth II), it was agreed to halt all communication. We are awaiting a response.”
Due to the Queen’s passing, it was agreed to halt all communication.
We are awaiting a response.
— 258MGT (@258mgt) September 13, 2022
Following news that rival champion Oleksandr Usyk has postponed his next fight until the beginning of next year, Fury made Joshua an offer for a “Battle of Britain” showdown.
When the Ukrainian defeated Joshua, 32, in Saudi Arabia last month, it was his second straight loss. He had intended to make a quiet comeback.
Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, expressed skepticism in response to Fury’s proposition last week, asking whether Fury was “serious” about the fight.
After making a lot of U-turns on his future in the sport, the undefeated Fury announced his retirement on his 34th birthday last month.
But in a video that was shared on social media last week, he seemed to indicate that he had once again changed his mind as he challenged Joshua to a fight.
With his most recent loss to Usyk, the former champion Joshua dropped to 24-3, but a matchup with Fury would generate a lot of excitement in Britain. Usyk still has the WBO, IBF, and WBA titles.