Tyson Fury it has emerged reached out to his heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua himself in a bid to cut through all the promoters and make the fight between the pair of them.
It’s not uncommon for Fury to take a direct approach to his business dealings in boxing, very much his own man who behind the scenes has a solid grasp of how the business works.
However in his heart of hearts he surely knows a fight with Anthony Joshua is a bit away just yet with 2019 being much more realistic for the fight to take place.
Nonetheless before signing with new promoter Frank Warren Fury was talking to everyone – including Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn told Kugan Cassius of IFL TV that Fury reached out to Joshua directly recently:
“So he phoned Josh and Josh called me. He was like, ‘Fury’s been calling me.’”
“And then he text Josh and said, ‘look, just sign now, let’s do it. Let me have these four fights and then sign now for 50-50.’”
Fury instead made the move to sign with promoter Frank Warren and will make his comeback on June 9th at the Manchester Arena against an opponent to be confirmed.