WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has credited Anthony Joshua for sparking his boxing return as the prospect of fighting the British-Nigerian excites him. The Gypsy King retired after knocking out Dillian Whyte in April this year. on the decision and held discussions with Joshua to fight on December 3.
However, the talks between both camps broke down after Joshua failed to meet Fury’s deadline to sign the contract.
Instead, Derek Chisora has now been drafted in to complete a trilogy, with Fury emerging as the victor of the previous two fights in 2011 and 2014.
However, Fury is still desperate to give fans a show, which he believes the “Battle of Britain” bout with Joshua would achieve.
Speaking in his autobiography, Gloves Off, Fury revealed, “The other fight I’ve been interested in is a showdown to stop the nation in its tracks.
“A match with Anthony Joshua would fall into this category, and in September 2022, I even offered to battle him in the UK with a 60-40 split in earnings.
“I wanted it to be a moment in sporting history, a fight for Britain.
“But so far we haven’t been able to make it happen.
“Now I’m due to fight Derek Chisora on December 3 — having already beaten him twice.”
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Fury currently holds the WBC heavyweight title but could be in line for a chance to face Oleksandr Usyk – the holder of the WBO, WBA, IBO, and IBF titles.
And should the pair fight meet in the ring, then it would make for a never-seen-before fight with all four belts on the line for the first time in the four-belt era.
Meanwhile, Joshua is set to square up against Dillian Whyte early next year.