Former two-time unified heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) gave the go-ahead to fight for the WBC title with his compatriot Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs). If the parties manage to agree on the terms of the duel, then it will take place before the end of the year.
Fury was expected to fight all other division belt holder Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) of Ukraine, who beat Joshua twice in a row. But the leader of the heavyweight made it clear that he would not return to the ring until the end of the year – first you need to lick the wounds received in the revenge.
Fury challenged Joshua yesterday and later wrote to
social networks: “Yo, Anthony. What do you say, dude? Let’s give the fans what they want, since Usyk pissed?”
answered to the antagonist: “Yes, but calm down. I don’t negotiate online just to be important. So if you are serious, then contact (Joshua’s management company) 258MGT. I’ll be ready to fight in December. Deal”.
If anything, ex-world champion Deontay Wilder is ready to replace Fury and fight Usyk: “You know where to find me.” Previously, the manager of the Ukrainian faked Fury – he called him a “tit” and drew himself with Usyk.