Anthony Joshua has accepted to fight WBC World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury on December 3, 2022.
258 MGT and Matchroom Boxing announced this development earlier today via social media. 258 MGT’s official Twitter Handle posted:
258 and Matchroom Boxing can confirm, on behalf of Anthony Joshua that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team for a fight Dec 3rd last Friday.258MGT’s Announcement on Fury vs Joshua
Due to the Queen’s passing, it was agreed to halt all communication.
We are awaiting a response.
The tweet made it clear that they received the offer from Tyson Fury’s team on Friday, but all the communication was stopped following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. Frank Warren, from Fury’s promoter Quenssberry Promotions, has replied: “Contract will be with you very soon.”
The fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is awaited for a long time now. A two-fight deal to crown Undisputed Heavyweight Champion was agreed once before in 2020 and it was announced to take place on August 14, 2021. However, Deontay Wilder got an arbitration ruling in his favor to get a rematch against Fury for the WBC title.
Joshua also went on to face Oleksandr Usyk and lost his WBA(super), IBF & WBO titles. He once again lost to Usyk in a rematch last month. Fury was first interested in fighting Usyk for the Undisputed title this year. Usyk is said to be dealing with some minor injuries and was not willing to compete before February 2023.
Fury then went on to challenge Joshua for an All-British showdown. In order to get Joshua agreed, Fury put forward a 60-40 purse deal for the bout. Joshua’s team also seemed to have agreed for the fight, but were pushing for December 17 date instead of November 26 or December 3 date proposed by Fury’s team.
If it ends up being Tyson Fury’s next fight, this will be the third defense of WBC title for Tyson Fury who won it from Deontay Wilder in February 2020. He then defended the title successfully against Wilder in their trilogy bout in October 2021. Fury then went on to defeat WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in April this year at Wembley Stadium to keep his undefeated record going. Will Joshua be able to upset Fury’s undefeated streak?