After being challenged by his fellow British, Anthony Joshua says he is ready to fight WBC and Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury in December, glamsquad reports
Fury had hoped to face Oleksandr Usyk in order to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999, but the Ukrainian revealed over the weekend that he will not be ready until next year in order to return to Ukraine and spend time with his family.
But, with a desire to fight again in 2022, Fury has turned his attention to Joshua.
Last summer, the British rivals were set to meet in Saudi Arabia before the deal was canceled when Fury was ordered to face Deontay Wilder for the third time. Since then, Fury has made two world title defenses, while Joshua has lost back-to-back fights to Usyk.
On Monday night, September 5, Joshua accepted a fight with Fury if terms could be worked out.
“Stay calm. I don’t participate in online discussions for clout, so if you’re serious about it, shout 258 Management. “I’ll be ready in December,” Joshua said on Twitter.
I don’t participate in online discussions for the sake of gaining clout. In December, I’ll be ready – Anthony Joshua has agreed to face Tyson Fury.
“I think you’ve all heard I’m going to be fighting soon, in the next few months,” Fury had previously stated on his social media accounts. I believe I should do this before announcing an opponent. Anthony Joshua, I know you just lost to Usyk and are currently undefeated.
“I’d like to give you the opportunity to fight for the WBC heavyweight world championship and the lineal championship in the coming months.” You just finished a 12-round fight, so you’re match fit and ready. I’m going to give you a few months’ notice. If you’re interested, I’ll send you a date and we’ll go from there. A British battle for the WBC world championship; if you’re not interested, let me know and I’ll find another opponent.”
Fury later claimed that he had a venue and a date set when he tweeted, “Yo Anthony Joshua. What are you saying, Big G? As Usyk is b****ing, let’s give the fans what they want. “I have the date and the location; who will rule Britannia?” before captioning a photo of himself sitting on a throne, “Me sat waiting on Anthony Joshua to take the Battle of Britain.”