Anthony Joshua gives spicy response to Tyson Fury fight offer with December pledge

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Anthony Joshua has told Tyson Fury he will be ready to fight him in December in response being called out by his fellow British fighter. Fury was originally supposed to fight Oleksandr Usyk but the English fighter has claimed the Ukrainian is b****ing and hence turned his attention to his countryman. 

A fight dubbed the ‘Battle of Britain’ has been touted between the pair for years and it now appears that it could be on the cards. Usyk was supposed to be first in line to enter the ring against the ‘Gypsy King’ however appears to be stalling and opening the door for Joshua. 

Earlier today Fury took to Twitter to request a bout against his fellow heavyweight. He wrote: “Yo @anthonyjoshua what you saying big G let’s give the fanz what they want as Usyk is b****ing??? I got the date and venue who will rule Britannia?”

Joshua has now replied, writing in response: “Yea calm. I don’t do the online discussions just for clout, so if your really about it shout @258mgt. I’ll be ready in December. Khalas.” 

Talks could now take place between the respective parties with a year-ending match-up on the cards. Any fight would be one of the most highly anticipated of all time given the historic tension between the two boxers as they seek to be considered Britain’s best. 

Fury had originally announced his retirement from boxing following his knock-out victory over Dillian Whyte however swiftly announced he would reverse his decision following the Uysk and Joshua’s rematch last month. The Ukrainian won in relatively convincing circumstances after outclassing orthodox fighter in Saudi Arabia. The 35-year-old hence held the unified WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles he had initially taken from the Brit in 2021. 

Fury currently holds the WBC belt and it was expected that he would face Usyk before the end of the year to find out who was the ultimate heavyweight boxer. 

34-year-old Fury announced over the weekend that he would soon announce his next fight date over the weekend despite the fact his opponent is yet to be finalised. 

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