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Tyson Fury offers Anthony Joshua the chance to fight this year.



On December 17th, 2022, the Gypsy King was set to take on Oleksandr Usyk in a mega undisputed heavyweight showdown. Unfortunately, after finally returning to his war-torn homeland Ukraine, Usyk doesn't intend to engage in a fight before 2023. Fury, on the other hand, is completely focused on returning to the ring this year, so much so that he's pushed long-time nemesis, Anthony Joshua, for a winter Battle of Britain.


Fury and Joshua were supposed to fight in March 2020 after settling to a two-bout agreement last year. Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, though, wrecked the undisputed bout by winning a court appeal for a trilogy fight with Fury.


Fury declared earlier this summer that he would only reconsider coming out of retirement for a $500 million payday. Now, in a sharp turn of events, Fury announced that he will return to the ring only for a free-of-charge match against opponent Anthony Joshua in the United Kingdom.


"That's how the fight happens, I'll sign the contract today," Fury, 33, said on his Instagram. "The fight's got to be for free. Free-to-air television and all tickets go for free. No money is to be made out of this British historic fight if it happens. There's the terms, I'm in the driving seat, take it or effing leave it. The ball is in your court, guys. ... Either way, I don't give a damn."


In a video posted on social media, Tyson Fury called out Joshua:



Anthony Joshua, a former two-time unified heavyweight champion, was defeated by the skillful southpaw Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia last month. But the Watford boxer will return to the ring in December so that he could find his lost momentum and get back on a winning track, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.


Eddie Hearn told The Daily Mail:


"We're all gunning for a December return.

"It's not confirmed, but that's where everyone's minds are at.

"We're not booking a venue, but the conversations - as recently as yesterday – was December for his return. I don't want to start mentioning names, but it's a top 15 fight.

"It will be someone credible, who AJ can come back, express himself against and build on what he's learning in camp.

"He can then build himself back up to fighting for a heavyweight title again."


Time will tell how things would turn out in the future and will the boxing fans be treated with the most anticipated fight between the Britishers? Let us know in the comment section what you think about this matchup.

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