Boxing: Anthony Joshua accepts terms for Tyson Fury fight in December
JThe management company 258MGT announced via social networks on behalf of Antoine Joshua that they have accepted the terms of a struggle against Tyson’s Fury December 3.
Negotiations have been suspended due to the Queen’s death Elizabeth IIbut Furypromoter Frank Warren already replied to 258MGT’s tweet.
“The contract will be with you, my son”, wrote Warren.
Joshuapromoter Eddie Hearn had already announced that the offer would be accepted and that there were three possible dates and places for the fight: December 17 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, November 26 at Wembley Stadium in London and December 3, also at the Principality Stadium .
Fury would have booked Old Trafford for November 12, but JoshuaThe team thought the fight would be too soon on that date.
The former responded to these claims by stating that he was only willing to agree on two dates: November 26 at Wembley or December 3 at Cardiff, excluding December 17.
Anthony Joshua: Confront Fury after losing to Usyk
A little after Joshuais the defeat of Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson’s Fury had challenged his compatriot to a fight before the end of 2022.
“Antoine JoshuaI know you just lost a fight against Usyk and you are without a fight at the moment, and I would like to give you the opportunity to fight for the WBC world heavyweight championship and the lineal championship in the next few months”, Fury said.
“You’re coming out of a 12 round fight so you’re fit, you’re ready. I’m giving you a few months notice. If you’re interested I’ll send you the date and we can rumble.
“A Battle of Britain for the WBC World Heavyweight Championship. Let me know if you’re interested. If not, I’ll choose another opponent.”
Joshua replied to Fury to clarify that he will be ready in December and Fury said he offered a 60-40 chase split.
“I offered him 60/40,” Fury revealed.
“Forty percent of this amazing fight because I want this fight to happen. He’s got no excuses now not to take it. He can’t say I dumped him and offered him 20%, 30%. I offered people 40%. Take it or leave it. Let us know. Boom.”
Now Joshua gave the green light by accepting Furythe offer. Meanwhile, Usykdecision of , after having retained his championship belts (WBA, WBO, IBF) against Joshuaof not stepping into the ring for the remainder of 2022 puts the potential heavyweight unification fight between the Ukrainian and Fury pending.
This prompted Fury look for other candidates and Joshua was his first choice.