Hearn On Fury v AJ Offer: “We Accept 60/40 For December; He’ll Do It”

Tyson Fury Gets and Answer from Team Joshua!

Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua accept fight offer from Tyson Fury
(left to right) Tyson Fury (Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank), Eddie Hearn, Anthony Joshua (Credit: Facebook)

Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua Accept Fight Offer from Tyson Fury


Most thought a potential showdown between WBC heavyweight champion “The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23KOs) and former two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-3, 22KOs) was dead after Joshua’s second consecutive loss to unified champion Oleksandr Usyk. Well, think again!

Fury, who changes his mind constantly, recently revealed on social media that he was open to facing his fellow countryman in December. Being the fighter that he is, Joshua quickly responded to Fury that he would accept his offer..

HEARN AND AJ ON THE SAME PAGE!

In the latest revelation in this Fury-Joshua saga, the WBC champ revealed that he sent over an offer of a 60/40 split to Joshua. Oftentimes, when it comes to Fury, it’s truly hard to know if he’s being truthful. However, Eddie Hearn, promoter of Joshua, has come out to confirm that Fury was indeed being genuine. Furthermore, he went on to say that he and Joshua had accepted it.

Obviously, there are more things that need to be ironed out. There is still the matter of a date and a venue. Not to mention any potential rematch clauses. Hearn had the following to say regarding the negotiations with Team Fury.

“We accept 60/40. That’s great news for everybody and hopefully we can have those conversations. I have nothing negative to say about Queensberry, George, Tyson. If they genuinely want the fight, we’re here ready to try and make the fight. It’s not a fight I expected to happen in December and our plan after the Usyk fight was to see AJ fight in December, fight in March and then go into a big fight like a Fury or Wilder or Dillian Whyte. But if it’s a shot at a world heavyweight title and a fight he’s always wanted, he’ll do it.”

WORKING OUT THE SPECIFICS

Obviously, this is a golden opportunity for Joshua, if the fight can be made. It is a quick turnaround after such a tough fight with Usyk. But, when a world title opportunity comes knocking, you have to take it. While things seem to be going well as of now, the only possible hang up could be the date. Fury wants to fight on either November 26 or December 3, which has been opposed by Joshua and his team, who want the fight to take place on December 17. According to Hearn, Frank Warren, who co-promotes Fury, has a venue booked for the 17 of December.

We here at 3Kings Boxing will continue to monitor the story and provide updates as they become available.

By: Jerrell Fletcher

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