Tyson Fury claims to have sent a contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight this September in a move that would slightly spoil Saudi Arabia’s heavyweight plans.
Boxing fans will have a painful sense of de ja vu at the message from one British heavyweight to another following their collapsed negotiations last year.
Fury, the current WBC Champion, has been on a mission to find an opponent of late, and despite talk of a spectacle fight in Australia he’s come back around to the idea of ‘AJ.’
He told fans on social media that a contract had been sent.
“A few days ago I sent a draft contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight in September at Wembley Stadium.
Its a fight that everyone wants to see including myself. Come on AJ lets give the world what they want to see. This time I’m not gonna make a million vids and keep putting pressure on. The ball is now on your side.”
The promise of no deadlines or countless call out videos is welcome, but it doesn’t change the fact that both men have a proposed mega-money plan from the Middle East to think about.
All talk in the heavyweight division recently has been centred around staging both Joshua versus Deontay Wilder and an undisputed bout between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk.
Should the two Brits face off at home beforehand, those plans will be at least one man down.
As of writing Joshua is yet to respond. Fans will decide for themselves whether Fury’s statement holds water or if they’re stuck in some sort of heavyweight Groundhog Day.