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Anthony Joshua’s camp denies Tyson Fury’s contract offer claim

Anthony Joshua’s camp denies Tyson Fury’s contract offer claim

Late on Friday night Tyson Fury claimed he was trying to organise a fight with Anthony Joshua, but now it looks like that might not be the case.

A fight between the UK’s top heavyweight boxers is what all fans of the sport want to see, especially after Fury’s proposed bout with Oleksandr Usyk fell through earlier this year.

Fury was set to take on the WBA, IBF and WBO champions at Wembley Stadium in April, but multiple disagreements between the two camps over payments resulted in the fight being scrapped.

Now Fury wants to fight fellow British heavyweight Joshua, but already that plan has hit a hurdle.

On Friday night, Fury took to Twitter to announce that he had sent a fight contract to the Olympic gold medalist.

“A few days ago I sent a draft contract to @anthonyjoshua for a fight in September @wembleystadium,” Fury said.

“It’s a fight that everyone wants to see including myself. Come of AJ let’s give the world what they want to see. This time I’m not gonna make a million vids & keep putting pressure on. the ball is now on your side..”

The mention of online videos references the many videos Fury posted online calling out Usyk in the months during their failed negotiations.

However, contrary to Fury’s claims, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has denied that the Gypsy King has sent a draft contract to Joshua.

According to IFL TV, Hearn confirmed that George Warren – son of famous boxing promoter Frank Warren – has reached out to the Joshua camp to restart talks about a fight in September.

However, Hearn claimed that Joshua doesn’t believe Fury’s offer, and so his priority is to fight in August before taking on Deontay Wilder in December in Saudi Arabia.

Given the circus that developed around the back-and-forth between Fury and Usyk, it’s perhaps not surprising that Joshua is skeptical about his offer.

Fury is right about one thing though – a fight between the two titans of British heavyweight boxing is exactly what fans want to see. Hopefully, they can come to some sort of agreement.


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