5th September, 2022
Anthony Joshua has confirmed he is ready for the ‘battle of Britain’ after Tyson Fury challenged him for a fight.
Calling out AJ on Monday Fury said:
“I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months.
“I think that before I announce an opponent that I need to do this just in case.
“Anthony Joshua, I know you’ve just lost a fight to Usyk and you’re bout-less at the moment, and I’d like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months,” he said in a public address to Joshua.
“You’re coming off a 12-round fight, so you’re match fit, you’re ready. I’m giving you a few months’ notice.
“If you’re interested I’ll send you the date over and we can rumble. A battle of Britain for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.
“Let me know if you’re interested, if not I will select another opponent.”
Fury later repeated his offer to Joshua via Twitter on Monday evening, claiming he has both the “date and venue” arranged.
Joshua responded later that evening, directing Fury to his management team to discuss a deal.
“Yea calm,” Joshua posted. “I don’t do the online discussions just for clout, so if your really about it shout @258mgt.
“I’ll be ready in December.”