Tyson Fury claims to have’sent contract’ to Anthony Joshua for September fight.
Tyson Fury, the WBC world heavyweight champion, has stated his desire to face fellow Briton Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium in September and has sent him a contract.
Fury, 34, has not fought since December, when he stopped Derek Chisora in the 10th round at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
A bout between IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk was scheduled for 2023 but never took place.
“A few days ago, I sent a draft contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight in September at Wembley,” Fury posted on Twitter.
Briton Fury said on Instagram, “It’s a fight everyone wants to see, including myself.”
“Come on, AJ.” Let us show the world what it wants to see. I’m not going to make a million videos and keep putting pressure on myself this time. “The ball is now in your court.”
A fight between Fury and Joshua, the two-time world champion, has long been discussed but never materialized.
Fury set a deadline in September that was not met, and at the time remarked, “It’s officially over for Joshua.” He’s currently out in the elements with the wolfpack.
“Set it aside. I knew you didn’t have the minerals to take on the ‘Gypsy King.'”
Unbeaten Fury fought Chisora instead, and then faced Usyk, who had been ringside, with a fight scheduled for Wembley on April 29.
However, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, stated in March that the bout was off, and that he “did not think” it would happen anytime soon.
Usyk, who is also unbeaten with 20 wins from 20 fights, had agreed to a 70/30 purse split in Fury’s favor, with just the terms of a rematch remaining unresolved.
Joshua had twice lost to Usyk, 36, but afterwards stated that Fury might “redeem himself from the circus” by accepting to fight him.
“There’s no better time than now to get Fury in the ring because he needs me to redeem himself from this circus, this let-down,” Joshua explained.
“He needs me, so there’s no better time for him to call my name, and I’m the type of person who will take on any challenge.”
Fury has 33 victories and one draw from 34 fights, while Joshua has 25 wins and three loses in his 28-fight professional record after winning Olympic gold as an amateur in 2012.