Tyson Fury wants a fight between himself and Anthony Joshua to be made available for free to the British public.
A showdown between the two British heavyweights would sell out in minutes and see hundreds of thousands try to get a ticket.
On August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Joshua has a chance to become a three-time heavyweight champion. Beating Oleksandr Usyk would avenge the defeat suffered last September and see him own the WBA, IBF and WBO titles once again. The only other belt holder in the division is Fury who holds the WBC title.
If everything goes to plan, then the boxing and wider sporting public would demand an Undisputed Heavyweight Title fight between the two contrasting personalities. However, each fighter has different promoters and different broadcasting outlets backing them.
On Saturday night while on his After Party tour at the Stockton Globe Fury told fans of his demands for a Joshua fight.
“Mr Businessman, he’s not a fighting man.”
“I swear to God I hope he wins the fight against Usyk so I can come out of retirement and fight him for free.”
“However, the terms are this: I want it at Wembley Stadium, I want it free to enter and I want it free-to-air television in this country.”
You can watch the full video clip courtesy of Boxing On BT Sport’s Twitter account:
Anthony Joshua 🥊
Wembley Stadium 📍@Tyson_Fury has set out his terms to come out of retirement and it includes free tickets for fans🎟️
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) July 11, 2022
Fury has been a Pay-Per-View fighter since he returned to the sport in 2018 and has fought eight times including his trilogy with Deontay Wilder. Last time out the ‘Gypsy King’ stopped Dillian Whyte at Wembley to retain his WBC title.
Should Fury get his wish then co-promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum would have to work alongside Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn to put one of the biggest sporting events ever seen in the UK on free-to-air television.