As reported by Sky Sports, a tentative agreement has been reached for a substantial all-British heavyweight showdown on December 3 between Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22KO’s) and Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23KO). The fight would be for Fury’s WBC Championship. Joshua less than a month ago failed to recapture the unified heavyweight title after his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. Many thought a unification bout would take place between Usyk and Fury to crown the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis. Those plans will have to be placed on hold as Usyk said he has no plans to fight again in 2022 while he recovers from injury.
This fight probably represents Joshua’s last grasp at championship gold. That is probably why he took what amounts to “take it or leave it” terms set by Fury. Joshua had to accept a 60/40 split favoring Fury, and even if he should win a rematch clause is already in place with a mandatory 50/50 split.
Keep your eye on Oneroundboxing.com for updates as this story progresses.