Anthony Joshua has officially accepted Tyson Fury’s offer for their Battle of Britain showdown, paving the way for the biggest fight in British boxing history.
Joshua was at the surprise end of a call from Fury, who is unwilling to wait until 2023 for an undisputed clash with Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua was offered a 40 percent split of the record loot to fight the Gypsy King. The news comes after Fury’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed to
on Tuesday that he would send Joshua an official written offer to fight Fury.
A date of early November was originally suggested, but Joshua won’t be able to return until December after last month’s defeat to Usyk.
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Fury also wants to include a rematch clause and Joshua’s team are happy with the terms as long as they win most of the second fight if they win in December.
He told iFL TV on Thursday: “We just got back this morning (Thursday) and I said I spoke to AJ about this offer. We thought, I think he’s worth more than 40 percent extra.” But he’s happy. He came back this morning and said : “We accept 60/40.”
“We want that to be reversed in the rematch, rightly so because you’re the champion here you want the biggest division, which I think is fair.
It would have been the first undisputed four-belt heavyweight title. Despite it taking place on December 17, Fury showed up to tell Joshua there are only two dates he will fight.
He explained on talkSPORT that either 26 November at Wembley or 3 December at Cardiff were the dates offered. 26th at Wembley or 3rd December.
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One is 11 weeks and the other is 12 weeks. “When a professional athlete who’s been trying all year can’t get fit in three months, there’s a problem.
Joshua, 32, should return before the end of the year against an opponent who ranks in the top 15 in the world but Plans for a steady rebuild could be scrapped if the prospect of challenging Fury’s WBC belt turns from long shot to reality Promoter Warren backed Britain’s fight to break the national PPV record with two sales of million.
And if the price goes up to £30 that leaves £60m in box office revenue alone. And the last time Joshua boxed in Wales in 2018, beating 30-year-old Joseph Parker, paying fans earned around £10million.
It means Joshua and Fury are expected to rake in more than £70m in PPV and ticket sales. Negotiations are just the beginning, but Hearn has claimed they are happy with the financial terms. the 60/40 offer and we confirm it this morning.