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Anthony Joshua accepts terms to set up gigantic Fury fight on Dec 3rd


Tyson Fury's terms for a fight with Anthony Joshua have been accepted, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Joshua's management team. This brings the highly anticipated fight between the two heavyweight champions of the World Boxing Council one step closer to being a reality.


258 MGT tweeted “Matchroom Boxing can confirm, on behalf of Anthony Joshua, that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team. Due to the Queen’s passing, it was agreed to halt all communication. We are awaiting a response.”


Eddie Hearn, Fury's promoter, revealed last week that Joshua had accepted an offer for 40% of the fight's earnings, with 60% going to Fury (32-0-1, 23 knockouts). The all-British match would take place on December 3 in Cardiff, Wales, most likely at Principality Stadium.


When rival champion Oleksandr Usyk said he wouldn't fight again until early 2023 due to injuries, Joshua, the former World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation, and World Boxing Organization world heavyweight champion with a 24-3 record (22 KOs), was offered the bout with Fury. On August 20 in Saudi Arabia, the Ukrainian fighter defeated Joshua for the second time in a row. Joshua had hoped for a bout date closer to Christmas, but according to Fury, the agreement required a fight on either November 26 or December 3.

When Fury last competed, he defeated Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium to keep his WBC title. Shortly after, he declared his retirement before saying he would continue to fight.


A scheduled showdown between the two was derailed last year when a US court decision made Fury have to take against Deontay Wilder a third time.


Hopefully the fans can get what they want this time in order to see two heavyweights trade blows and go at each other with everything they have.


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