Anthony Joshua’s management has accepted Tyson Fury’s latest offer to stage the blockbuster all-British clash. 258 Management has today (Tuesday) confirmed that they have agreed for the bout to take place on December 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.
Taking to Twitter, they wrote: “Joshua-Fury update: 258 and @MatchroomBoxing can confirm, on behalf of @anthonyjoshua, 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.”
The initial bout proposal stated that the contest would take place on November 12 at Old Trafford but Eddie Hearn affirmed that this didn’t give AJ enough time to prepare. Instead, Hearn requested that the fight takes place on December 17 at the Principality Stadium.
According to the Matchroom Boxing chief, the date and venue had been booked by Fury’s camp for a fight with Derek Chisora but The Gypsy King claimed that this was not true and came back with two more alternative dates — November 26 at Wembley Stadium and December 3 at the Principality Stadium — the latter of which being favoured by AJ.
“Hey, Tyson Fury here, aka The Gypsy King, the WBC champion of the world, as you can tell. I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months and I think that before I announce an opponent I need to do this just in case,” said Fury in a video uploaded to social media.
“Anthony Joshua, I know you’ve just lost a fight to Usyk and you’re beltless at the moment but I’d like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months.
“You’re coming off a twelve-round fight, so you’re match-fit, you’re ready and I’m giving you a few months’ notice. If you’re interested I’ll send you the date over and we can rumble. A battle of Britain for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world. Let me know if you’re interested if not I will select another opponent. Thank you very much and goodnight.”