Tyson Fury 'is INSISTING his fight with Anthony Joshua is in the UK'

‘That’s what’s gonna happen’: Promoter Frank Warren reveals Tyson Fury is INSISTING his potential heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua is in the UK ‘to deliver to the British fans’

  • Tyson Fury has challenged Anthony Joshua to a huge Battle of Britain showdown
  • Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, called out British rival Joshua on Tuesday
  • Joshua, who lost against Oleksandr Usyk in August, accepted the challenge
  • Eddie Hearn has confirmed talks to make the ‘biggest fight in boxing’ are on 
  • Fury’s promoter Frank Warren revealed Fury will insist it takes place in the UK 

Tyson Fury will make it a non-negotiable that his ‘Battle of Britain’ with Anthony Joshua is in the UK, according to his promoter Frank Warren. 

WBC heavyweight champion Fury called out rival Joshua on Tuesday, with ‘AJ’ accepting the challenge but telling Fury to make the first move in negotiations.

And Warren told Talksport that the Gypsy King is insisting the potential bout is in the UK for the benefit of his home fans.

Tyson Fury insists his ‘Battle of Britain’ with Anthony Joshua is in the UK, claims Frank Warren

Joshua (pictured) has accepted WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s offer for a fight

He said: ‘How we make it work is that Tyson insists that the fight is in the UK, so it’s gotta work, that’s what’s gonna happen. 

‘He wants to fight here and deliver to the British fans.’

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said it would be difficult to make a fight in the UK at that time of year, claiming the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff would be the only real option and stating that venue would mean a lot of money is ‘left behind’.

Hearn went on to admit that fighters not just following the money and fighting where the biggest bidder is based is unusual in the sport – but added that both Fury and Joshua are financially stable enough for money not to the primary concern. 

But Fury’s promoter Warren (pictured) has revealed Fury wants the bout to be located in the UK

Five out of Fury’s last six fights have been in America, while half of Joshua’s last four clashes have been in Saudi Arabia.

Fury, 34, has insisted he wants to fight in December 2022, with his last match against Dillian Whyte in April to retain his WBC title.

Joshua lost against Oleksandr Uysk in August in his rematch against the Ukrainian, with Usyk therefore winning the WBA, WBO, IBF, IBO and The Ring magazine titles.

A mouthwatering unification bout between former cruiserweight Usyk and Fury would seem to make more sense, but ‘The Cat’ has said a fight in December is ‘impossible’ due to former injuries, opening the door for a Fury v Joshua fight.

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