Tyson Fury put out a post this evening stating that he sent a draft contract to Anthony Joshua this past week. He claims he wants to make the fight that the world wants to see and that this time he will not be putting out videos to heap pressure on the former 2 times Unified Heavyweight Champion!
Not a day seems to go by at the moment without The “Gypsy King” saying he is in talks to fight someone. Just this past week, whilst in Australia supporting campmate Joseph Parker, he named Demsey McKean as a possible opponent for him next. On top of that, IBF Cruiserweight Champion Jai Opetaia has been linked as well as Fury still taking aim at Usyk to sign for a potential fight!
Tonight’s Instagram post comes as a bit of a surprise though as no talks have really been mentioned since the collapse of the proposed fight between the pair in December. Back then Tyson set unrealistic goals for Joshua to meet and instead went on to fight in the heavily criticized trilogy with Dereck Chisora.
The WBC Heavyweight Champion was thought to be a key factor in negotiations breaking down earlier this year regarding the Undisputed World Title fight between himself and Oleksandr Usyk, with some thinking the Ukrainian called his bluff by agreeing to a 30% split with a flipside in a rematch. With AJ heavily touted to rematch Dillian Whyte in August and possibly a monster showdown with Deontay Wilder in December, is an all-British heavyweight blockbuster likely for September? You would have to say it is doubtful.
Fury vs AJ Next?
AJ has been in discussions with Wilder for a little while now, with Eddie Hearn flying out to Saudi Arabia to discuss terms. Saudi Arabia has ambitions to stage AJ vs Wilder and Fury vs Usyk in a 4-way Heavyweight extravaganza in December but obviously, there are a lot of moving parts and many parties that have to agree. This is something that has seemed to be a stumbling block in the last few years in the Heavyweight scene.
So will we finally see Tyson Fury in the ring with Anthony Joshua in September? Have contracts actually been sent? I think with what has gone on, doubt is warranted but we can all but hope that someday, in the not-too-distant future, this does happen as Fury is right, the whole world really does want to see this fight happen!
By Lee Browne