Anthony Joshua is set to receive a written offer to challenge for Tyson Fury’s world title.
The 32-year-old was called out earlier this week by the ‘The Gypsy King’ for a potential showdown before the end of the year.
Joshua took to social media to accept this idea, saying he would be willing to scrap his plans for comeback fights after his back-to-back defeats against Oleksandr Usyk if Fury is serious.
Eddie Hearn joined talkSPORT on Tuesday morning and expressed his doubts, but insisted they would take the fight if a serious and acceptable offer was received.
And Frank Warren, who promotes Fury in the UK under the Queensberry banner, has stated that such an offer will land on the desks of the relevant parties in a timely manner.
He was also on talkSPORT on Tuesday and confirmed the news that the fight between the pair could well become a reality.
“We’re sending a written offer across today to them. My son George spoke with Eddie Hearn yesterday.
“It’s us who have made the approach to give ‘AJ’ a great opportunity to get himself back into the top level against the world champion Tyson.
“He’s willing to make that voluntary defence, so we’ll send the offer across today and then they’ll have to look at it and decide whether they wanna grab this with both hands.”
Regarding where and when the fight would be, Warren added:
“In the UK and hopefully in November, that’s what we’re looking at.”
Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) had plans to get back to winning ways before the end of the year with a routine outing but it now seems that he could be handed a golden opportunity, with Warren suggesting the timing is “perfect”.
“It’s perfect timing I think for AJ to accept it.
“For him to get himself back into a position either mandatory or to challenge for a world title is gonna take him a lot of time, so he should grab this with both hands in my opinion.
“To his credit he has come out saying that he’s up for it. I’m not bad-mouthing the other side, all we’re interested in doing is making this fight.”