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Anthony Joshua accepts Tyson Fury’s call-out for a fight this year

Anthony Joshua accepts Tyson Fury’s call-out for a fight this year

The long awaited match up between the British heavyweights is well overdue as Fury took to Twitter last night to openly negotiate with AJ

The day may have finally arrived as boxing fans might get to see their dream fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Watch below as Fury calls out AJ:

Oleksandr Usyk's win over the former Olympic champion last month meant that a match-up between the two champions was a major possibility.

After all, if Fury and Usyk were to face off against one another, it would be champion vs champion and one of the two would have the opportunity to become the first undisputed heavyweight world champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

However, it seems that the Ukrainian won't be able to fight until next year and the possibility of a Fury-Joshua match-up could finally be on the cards.

Fury took to social media yesterday (5 September) and has laid out his plans for the potential fight.

He said: "Yo @anthonyjoshua what you saying big G let’s give the fanz what they want as Usyk is bi**ing???

"I got the date and venue who will rule Britannia?"

Joshua replied: "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."

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As shown in the clip above, Fury also said: "I think you've all heard I'm going to be fighting soon, in the next few months.

"I think before I announce an opponent, I need to do this just in case. 

"Anthony Joshua, i know you've just lost a fight to Usyk and you're boutless at the moment. 

"I'd like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months.

"You're coming off a 12-round fight so you're match fit, you're ready. I'm giving you a few months' notice. If you're interested, I'll send you a date over and we can rumble. A battle of Britain for the WBC championship of the world; if you're not interested, let me know and I'll select another opponent."

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One fan urged Joshua to get the fight sorted and tweeted: "Please don’t do it, Champ. You can’t risk another loss. Do you want to be an old-fashioned, not-with-the-times throwback or do you want to appeal lucrative to corporate sponsors? Hopefully the latter, so you need some easy wins. Forget about glory, 258 is about BUSINESS."

"No embarrassing speeches afterwards this time please," someone else quipped.

Featured Image Credit: Taka Wu / Alamy Stock Photo Px Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Boxing, Sport