After Oleksandr Usyk announced that he will not step into the ring again this year and will be ready to return only in 2023, Tyson Fury "switched" his focus to Anthony Joshua. The word "transferred" was put under the supposed signs for a reason.
The fact is that Tyson Fury's focus has been on Joshua for a long time, but AJ complicated everything with his losses to Usyk. Gypsy King hoped that Joshua could win, and then the match between him and Joshua would be the biggest possible.
At stake would be all relevant world heavyweight titles. Oleksandr Usyk defeated Joshua twice and now he is the boxer that Fury must overcome to become the undisputed champion. Fury still seems to be somewhat more interested in the match against Joshua though, as AJ is still a bigger star than Usyk, despite being a worse boxer than him.
Fury has fully committed himself to call out Joshua, and if there are negotiations, there is no doubt that there will be a lot of discussion about the distribution of money. Fury, as the WBC champion, should still get a larger share of the cake, and that's how his offer for Joshua looks.
“I’ve been bombarded with messages asking how much I’m going to pay AJ,” Fury announced. “Everyone says 80:20, 70:30, 75:25. The answer is really 60:40. 40% of this amazing fight because I want such a match to happen.
He has no excuses not to accept. He cannot say that I give him a little and I have offered him 20-30%. I offer him 40%. He either takes them or gives up. Let’s find out," Fury revealed yesterday via social networks, more precisely via Instagram "stories"
Anthony Joshua has also not been quiet about this match, which has the potential to be contracted and take place by the end of this year.
Tyson Fury on his 60/40 offer to Anthony Joshua: "I want this fight to happen. He doesn't have any excuses now not to take it."
[📽️ @Tyson_Fury] pic.twitter.com/eQGoovkU9A — Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 6, 2022
AJ gave Fury a brief message via his social media. "Yea calm. I don’t do the online discussions just for clout, so if your really about it shout @258mgt. I’ll be ready in December. Khalas''
So both are showing interest, at least through social media. It is true that Joshua no longer holds the world titles and is not the best that can be put against Tyson Fury, but that does not diminish the fact that this would be a huge and fantastic boxing match.
Yea calm. I don’t do the online discussions just for clout, so if your really about it shout @258mgt.