Tyson Fury had previously claimed to be willing to come out of retirement for a fight against Anthony Joshua – but only if certain conditions were met.
Two weeks ago, 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.”
The WBC Heavyweight champion has now taken to Instagram to reiterate his desire to come out of retirement and fight ‘AJ’, but again setting the terms that ‘no money is to be made’ if the fight happens:
“This is reconfirmation of what I said about fighting Anthony Joshua for f**k all in England.”
“That’s how the fight happens, I’ll sign the contract today. The fights got to be for free, free-to-air television and all tickets go for free.”
“No money is to be made over this British, historic fight – if it happens.”
“They’re the terms. I’m in the driving seat. Take it or f*****g leave it. The ball is in your court guys.”
“Take it or leave it. Either way I don’t give a damn.”
“That’s the offer. Peace out.”
In stark contrast, in Saudi Arabia on August 20, Joshua looks to avenge his loss to Oleksandr Usyk in a site and TV rights deal rumoured to be worth over $100m.