Tyson Fury Sends Anthony Joshua a 60/40 Split Offer to Fight!
On September 5, 3Kings Boxing reported that WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 21 KOs) and two-time champ Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) have expressed a mutual interest in fighting one another in December of this year. Will it happen?
Here’s the latest update. Fury has released a video claiming that an official offer has been sent to Joshua and his representatives.
WHAT’S ON THE TABLE?
“I’ve offered him 60/40 – forty percent of this amazing fight because I want this fight to happen. He doesn’t have any excuses now not to take it. He can’t say I’ve low-balled him and offered him twenty percent and thirty percent. I’ve offered the people forty percent, take it or leave it.”
It’s not the first time there have been discussions of them fighting one another. In October 2020, Joshua and Fury principally agreed to a two-fight deal for 2021. However, it went up in smoke when an arbitrator ruled that Fury was obligated to fight a trilogy with then-mandatory contender Deontay Wilder.
Now that talks have popped up again, what is the likelihood of it happening? Joshua is coming off a rematch loss to reigning unified champion Oleksandr Usyk on August 20. But in response to the recent callout by Fury, the former unified champ said he would be ready and is down for the fight.
In England, a Fury-Joshua clash is a massive fight, arguably the biggest sporting event in that country. Many fans would prefer a bout with Fury and unified champion Oleksandr Uysk (20-0, 13 KOs). But since a battle between Fury and Uysk doesn’t appear to be happening any time soon, a battle between the Brits could be the best and most sensible option. From a monetary perspective, it certainly makes sense.
Though there’s an apparent offer out there dangling, it’s no indication this proposed bout is close to being finalized. A lot has to be worked through and settled. This is a very fluid situation and far from any conclusion. Stay tuned to 3Kings Boxing for continual updates.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.