After taking some time to recover from the mental toll that was losing to Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua is hitting the ground running and accepted Tyson Fury’s challenge. The WBC World Heavyweight Champion recently called Anthony Joshua out to defend his belt and reports confirm he has accepted. There are only a few conditions that Eddie Hearn revealed on IFL TV in order to accept the fight.
While the 60-40 split was agreed upon, Fury’s team initially wanted the fight to happen on November 12 this year. However, Joshua wants one more month to recover and they only want to change the date to December 17. There still hasn’t been any response from Fury and his team about this slight modification but it shouldn’t be a problem.
This new challenge represents a massive opportunity for Anthony Joshua, who is fresh out of a double disappointment against Usyk. The Ukrainian boxer himself spoke to the press to tell his opponent that he shouldn’t give up on the sport and he should keep fighting. This new chance against Fury should put him in a privileged position amid his latest results.
Should he beat Fury for the WBC belt, he will have a new chance to fight against Usyk in order to unify all the Heavyweight belts. If this fight become official, it can easily become one of the most anticipated bouts in recent British boxing history with two of the best proponents of the division..
Tyson Fury himself posted an Instagram story where he confirms he is happy that the fight against Joshua can be a BT Sport and DAZN shared PPV event. All he need sis to agree on the that December date now, Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua are expecting his response during the week.
Even though the most logical fight was Usyk vs Fury in order to unify the belts, Tyson wants the most money he can get from his potential title defense. Comparing the draw from both events, the Fury vs Joshua fight is far more lucrative than the Usyk vs Fury affair. It’s that simple. Joshua has already responded through his stories, announcement pending.