It has been widely reported that Tyson Fury received an offer this past weekend from heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn for a potential showdown in 2019.
Date and venue are unclear but one would imagine it was for the upcoming April 13th date booked at Wembley stadium in London.
Speaking to Gareth A Davies Fury’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed that the offer was not a 60 / 40 split in favor of Joshua and was a ‘derisory’ offer for Fury.
Derisory referring to a small or inadequate offer.
Fury or Joshua have not commented on the offer or potential fight at this time.
Close friend of Fury, former WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has said the following on the matter:
The fight does not look likely to happen on April 13th but don’t rule it out for 2019.
That said, anything can happen, as the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury rematch negotiations appear to be still ongoing at this time too.
All in all, what a time for heavyweight boxing.
If Joshua, Wilder and Fury can have shared the ring in some form of combinations of fights with one another by the end of 2019 — it will only benefit the sport of boxing even further.
Heavyweight boxing is what has always captured the world’s imagination traditionally in big time boxing at the end of the day.