Amidst the ongoing talks about a ‘Battle Of Britain’ super fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former unified titleholder Anthony Joshua, Fury has thumbed down the 17th December proposal from Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn and has countered with three more options- two in November and one in early December.
Nov 12, Nov 26, Dec 3: Tyson Fury counteroffers Anthony Joshua
For their WBC heavyweight championship fight proposed for late 2022, Tyson Fury recently offered a 60/40 purse split offer To Anthony Joshua, which the Briton accepted, as claimed by his promoter Eddie Hearn.
While Hearn revealed to iFL TV that AJ has thumbed up the offer even though “he deserves more than 40”, the promoter added Queensberry Promotions will be looking to host the fight on 17th December, which Hearn claims was the original proposed schedule for Fury’s trilogy with Derek Chisora.
“We went back this morning. I spoke to AJ about the offer, we think, I think he deserves more than 40, but he’s happy. I went back this morning and said we accept 60-40. We want that reversed in the rematch because rightfully so, you’re the champion here you want the big split which I think is fair and we want to do the fight in December,” said Hearn, “Interestingly, Queensberry have that date, December 17. I think that was the date he was meant to fight Dereck Chisora”
In his response, Fury snubbed the 17th December option and in turn, offered Joshua and Hearn three other options- two of which fall in November- 12th or 26th November, and one aligning to Joshua’s statement- the 3rd of December.
“I have seen that they are trying to wriggle a little bit with the date because we officially have Manchester United’s football ground booked for the 12th of November, however they are saying that is too short,” Fury said in an interview with talkSPORT.
“So, what I have got that’s even better than that is Wembley Stadium booked for the 26th of November of this year. And if he doesn’t want to go to Wembley at the end of November, I even have a December date for him – the 3rd of December at Cardiff.”
“So, take your little pick, dosser. There’s no wriggling!” Fury went on, “One of them is 11 weeks, one is 12, so if a professional athlete who is shredded all year round can’t get himself in shape in three months, there is a problem.”