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Anthony Joshua accepts Fury bout challenge

L-R: Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury
L-R: Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

British boxer, Anthony Joshua has agreed to fight WBC champion Tyson Fury in a British battle scheduled for December 3, 2022.

Joshua’s team on Tuesday confirmed they have accepted terms proposed by Tyson Fury ahead of a potential fight.

Fury, 34, had said he was retiring after beating Dillian Whyte in April, and reiterated that claim last month, before challenging former world champion Joshua in a video posted on social media.

Fury recently challenged Joshua to a long-awaited all-British showdown and offered the two-time world champion a 60-40 purse, after it emerged a prospective undisputed clash against Oleksandr Usyk would likely have to wait until 2023.

Joshua’s 258 Management and Matchroom revealed that communication had been halted due to the passing away of Queen Elizabeth II and that they were waiting for a response.

In a statement shared on twitter @258MGT and shared by Joshua, 258MGT revealed that “258 and @MatchroomBoxing can confirm, on behalf of Anthony Joshua, that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team for a fight Dec 3rd last Friday”. “Due to the Queen’s passing, it was agreed to halt all communication. We are awaiting a response.”

Meanwhile, Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, simply replied: “Contract will be with you very soon.”