Fury vs Joshua talks for September fight

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by KermitTheFrog, May 26, 2023 at 11:03 AM.

  1. KermitTheFrog

    KermitTheFrog Life with a man’s hand up my butt Full Member

    Sep 5, 2012
    Sources: Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua camps discussing Sept. bout

    A Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua heavyweight title fight is being discussed for September in the U.K., sources tell ESPN.

    The talks began this week between Fury's promoter, George Warren, and Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, sources said, revisiting
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    that failed to deliver the long-anticipated showdown between the U.K.'s two top boxing stars.

    Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) scored a
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    of Derek Chisora in a December trilogy fight and then engaged in talks with Oleksandr Usyk for an undisputed heavyweight championship fight eyed for April 29 at London's Wembley Stadium.

    Those negotiations
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    in March, leaving Fury, 34, searching for a new opponent. "The Gypsy King" then targeted a July 15 return in the U.K.

    Fury said the fight was offered to Andy Ruiz Jr., who asked for $20 million. Another potential opponent, Zhilei Zhang, became unavailable when Joe Joyce
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    following his
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    to the 40-year-old Zhang via sixth-round TKO in February.

    On Thursday, Usyk's promoter, Alexander Krassyuk, won the rights to Usyk's heavyweight title defense vs. Daniel Dubois and plans to stage the fight on Aug. 12 in Wrocław, Poland, Krassyuk said. That leaves Fury and Joshua available to fight one another if a deal can be struck this time around.

    For weeks, talks have been ongoing for an ambitious two-fight card in Saudi Arabia in December that would feature Fury vs. Usyk and Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder. That heavyweight doubleheader is still being explored, sources said.

    But Fury is eager to finalize his first fight of 2023 and instructed his team to push for a fight with Joshua this summer, sources said.

    An Aug. 12 rematch between Joshua and Dillian Whyte in the U.K., is also being explored, sources said. Joshua (25-2, 22 KOs) stopped Whyte in Round 7 when they met in 2015.

    That bout took place before Joshua captured three heavyweight titles. The two-time heavyweight champion was defeated by Usyk
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    last August. Joshua, 33, rebounded with a
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    over Jeremaine Franklin in April, AJ's first bout with trainer Derrick James.
  2. djfonti

    djfonti Active Member banned Full Member

    Jun 25, 2005
  3. DramaShow

    DramaShow Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    Never going to happen with the Saudis preparing to offer massive money for a huge event in December. If anything, Fury Joshua is more likely to take place in December rather than September.
  4. Punchdrunk1

    Punchdrunk1 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 2, 2019
    It can't be happening cos Fury has a fight lined up in Australia.....
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  5. Smudge_

    Smudge_ Teak tough Full Member

    Jan 23, 2018
    I'll believe it when I see them in the ring together.
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  6. LeavemealoneKoooogs

    LeavemealoneKoooogs Relationships are not my forte Full Member

    Apr 30, 2021
  7. Dave1311

    Dave1311 New Member Full Member

    Aug 28, 2022
    In a million years it ain't happening in September or even this year
    Usyk dubois purse bids this past week and then fury to stay relevant puts this out,he was calling Jon jones out a month ago,till jones called his bluff,he's boring
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  8. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 30, 2017

    Fury don't know what day of the week it is right now. Very desperate behavior.
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  9. iceferg

    iceferg Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    Tyson Fury should win this one and by stoppage more likely than not.
  10. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Don't bank on that Saudi show coming off

    Tons of ego involved there and it's going to be brutally difficult to finalise
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  11. Beale

    Beale Active Member Full Member

    Feb 13, 2023
    More crap from Fury.

    Will only believe when I see the bald bonce in the ring
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  12. Jolly Roger

    Jolly Roger Active Member Full Member

    Nov 5, 2007
    More bull**** stunts. No one is buying it anymore.
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  13. Inglis_1

    Inglis_1 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 4, 2018
    He seems to be having talks with about 2 fighters a day. It'll be Lucas Browne in Perth and Agit Kabayel in Singapore tomorrow.
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  14. TBC-ASAP

    TBC-ASAP Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 7, 2017
    I'd love fury to retire and then delete social media so we don't ever have to hear from the bloke ever again.