Anthony Joshua mentioned he can be able to combat world champion Tyson Fury in December after he was issued a public problem on Monday to combat a ‘Battle of Britain’ for the WBC heavyweight boxing belt.
Joshua, 32, suffered a second straight loss to Ukraine’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk in a title rematch in Saudi Arabia final month and has mentioned he needs to return to the ring earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
Fury introduced final April that he was fulfilling a promise to his spouse to retire however has subsequently mentioned he’ll combat once more.
“I feel you’ve all heard that I’m going to be preventing quickly inside the subsequent few months,” Fury mentioned in a video directed on the former champion on social media.
“Anthony Joshua, I do know you’ve simply misplaced a combat to Usyk and also you’re bout-less in the intervening time, and I’d like to offer you a chance to combat me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship within the subsequent few months.
“You’re coming off a 12-round combat, so that you’re match match, you’re prepared. I’m providing you with a couple of months’ discover,” added the 34-year-old.
Usyk mentioned after the combat in Jeddah that he was solely interested by a bout with Fury however media reviews have mentioned he is not going to combat once more this 12 months in an effort to relaxation and spend time along with his household.
“In the event you’re I’ll ship you the date over and we will rumble,” Fury advised Joshua within the video.
“A Battle of Britain for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world. Let me know if you happen to’re , if not I’ll choose one other opponent.”
Joshua responded saying he can be able to combat if Fury caught to his phrase.
“I don’t do on-line discussions only for clout,” Joshua wrote on an Instagram story. “So if you happen to’re actually about it, shout @258mgt (Joshua’s administration firm). I’ll be prepared in December.”