Whilst talks are still on hold, 258 MGT, on behalf Anthony Joshua, have announced that all terms have been accepted for December 3 fight with Tyson Fury.
They say fights are made when the talking stops, and it appears that there has been a significant update in the all-British heavyweight clash fans are waiting to see.
Negotiations started very publicly, with ‘The Gypsy King’ calling ‘AJ’ out on social media. Fans were cynical, but Joshua responded to say he would take the fight. Ever since then, it has moved steadily along.
There was much speculation about dates, venues and broadcasters – fans and pundits being sure that one of these factors would ultimately cause the fight to fall through. It would be the second time in a year that Fury and Joshua have come close to scrapping but not quite made it to the ring.
After an update from Frank Warren this week that talks were paused in respect of the Royal Family following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing, AJ’s management team has taken to social media.
“Joshua-Fury update: 258 and Matchroom Boxing 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.”
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.
— 258MGT (@258mgt) September 13, 2022
“Accepted all terms” is key here, and there comes a point where the sceptics may just have to admit that this fight could be next. Watch this space…