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Battle for Britain

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Since Oleksandr Usyk will not be able to box again this year. It leaves Fury looking for an opponent. He has called out former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for a “Battle of Britain”.

Joshua has responded on Twitter, saying he would be ready to fight in December. Frank Warren has confirmed a ‘fair’ written offer will be sent to Joshua’s camp today.

The unbeaten heavyweight said Tuesday on Instagram he has offered a 60-40 money split, adding that Joshua “doesn’t have any excuses now not to take” the fight.

Fury who collected $32 million from his fight with Whyte, commanded an 80 percent share of the $40 million total purse. The beautiful thing is a bout with Joshua would be an even bigger payday because of how much fans have been clamoring to see this matchup.

Joshua’s second straight loss to Oleksandr Usyk in August will have done little to hurt his earning power.

The fight would have happened but they watched their plans fall through. They appeared to be nearing the finish line in 2021 before an arbitrator ruled Fury had to give Deontay Wilder a rematch.

Fury’s offer seems pretty straightforward and a reasonable deal for both sides however plenty of specifics to iron out. Until the contracts are officially signed, though, fans might remain cautiously optimistic that all parties reach an agreement because Tyson Fury is a bluff merchant.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, still expressed skepticism about Fury’s initial offer but said he was willing to discuss it with his counterpart Frank Warren. Even though they were considering options for a return for Joshua early next year, but suggested if the offer from Fury’s camp stood up, then it could happen.

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