Eddie Hearn has disclosed that Anthony Joshua had a “laughed” reaction upon learning that Tyson Fury’s team had initiated contact regarding a potential fight between the two boxers.
Initially, Tyson had stated that he would never consider facing Joshua in a match-up again. However, the Gypsy King has now changed his stance and is actively advocating for the Battle of Britain to occur in September.
After a period of six months without any fights, Fury is eager to step back into the ring and has issued challenges to anyone willing to take him on. During his time in Australia, where he was supporting his friend and training partner Joseph Parker, who secured a first-round knockout against Faiga Opelu.
The WBC heavyweight champion expressed his openness to facing local talents Jai Opetaia and Demsey McKean in his next bouts. Meanwhile, apart from his boxing endeavors, Tyson has engaged in social media feuds with both the current heavyweight UFC champion Jon and his predecessor Francis.
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Consequently, Joshua is somewhat skeptical about Fury’s recent offer, not fully taking it at face value.
“I spoke to AJ, AJ laughed and said ‘isn’t he fighting Jai Opetaia, or Demsey McKean, or Jon Jones?’ I said no, they’re telling us they want to fight you, but we’re fighting in August and September, that’s our plan,” Hearn told iFL TV.
“I’ll go through the process and see how real this is. I believe George Warren, I think they’re in a really difficult spot, Tyson Fury. He wants big money fights and AJ is the money fight for him, but no back and forth, just ‘we’ll talk.”
Anthony Joshua’s reaction to the offer
According to the Daily Mail, the current strategy for Anthony entails a bout against Dillian Whyte in August. Followed by an epic clash against Wilder in Saudi Arabia four months later.
Nevertheless, recent reports suggest that Whyte is unlikely to step into the ring as Joshua’s next adversary.
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