Former cruiserweight world champion, Tony Bellew, believes that the long-awaited fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua could be set to take place sooner than many may have thought.
Fury and Joshua have been linked with a fight for years, but boxing politics has continued to stand in the way of what is undoubtedly one of the biggest fights in British boxing. Following the collapse of Fury-Usyk and Joshua’s successful comeback against Jermaine Franklin last Saturday, momentum for the blockbuster clash has started to build again.
In an interview on The DAZN Show, Bellew revealed that Fury’s team was in contact with AJ’s as soon as he got the win against Franklin.
“I think that the next fight that they will try and make, believe it or not, I think will be Tyson Fury.
I already know that the Fury camp have been onto them. As soon as the bell went on Saturday, they were onto AJ’s team and there will be dialogue now, between Eddie [Hearn] and George [Warren] and AJ’s team and manager’s, there is so many things to figure out.
But, the path is clear now, for both.”
Fury had looked all set to meet Usyk in a fight to crown the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis, but the Ukrainian pulled the plug on talks after a disagreement over rematch financials.
‘The Gypsy King’ has gone unusually quiet since the fall out but that hasn’t stopped him being linked to fights against Andy Ruiz Jr, Joe Joyce and now Joshua, with the clash against Usyk potentially being revisited for the end of the year.