Tyson Fury sends Anthony Joshua ‘draft contract’ for Wembley fight
Tyson Fury claims to have sent Anthony Joshua “a draft contract” for a fight at Wembley Stadium in September.
The bitter British rivals appeared on course to meet last year, but talks stalled.
Joshua has been linked with a fight against Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia, while WBC champion Fury’s planned undisputed heavyweight title fight with Oleksandr Usyk fell through in March.
Fury says a clash with Joshua “is a fight that everyone wants to see, including myself”.
On his Instagram page, Fury wrote: “A few days ago I sent a draft contract to @anthonyjoshua for a September fight at @wembleystadium. It’s a fight everyone wants to see, including me.”
“Come of AJ, let’s give the world what it wants to see. This time I won’t make a million videos and keep pushing. The ball is now on your side. @frank_warren_official @eddiehearn @btsportboxing @daznboxing @toprank @espn @skysports”.
In April, Joshua said a fight against Fury was the fight “the boxing world needs to see” after beating Jermaine Franklin.
“This is the pot of gold. This is the WBC heavyweight champion of the world. That’s what it’s about, so definitely Tyson Fury,” Joshua said when asked about his next opponent.
“Yes (another warm-up fight) would be ideal to get active after this long break. But sometimes an opportunity presents itself and you have to grab it with both hands.
“With that in mind, if the opportunity presents itself and the coaches and team agree it’s a good opportunity, I would grab it and 100 per cent grab it with both hands. The boxing world needs it.”