Anthony Joshua‘s management company 258MGT have stated that the former two-time heavyweight champion of the world has now accepted all terms to go head-to-head with fellow Brit and heavyweight king Tyson Fury in December.
In a statement posted online, 258MGT state, in full, “258 and Matchroom Boxing can confirm, on behalf of Anthony Joshua, that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team for a fight Dec 3rd last Friday. Due to the Queen’s passing, it was agreed to halt all communication. We are awaiting a response“.
Fury called Joshua out for a huge all-British showdown at the beginning of last week, a challenge which was duly accepted by ‘AJ’ and both teams entered negotiations as the mooted December dates grow closer. A 60-40 split in favour of Fury was offered to Joshua who agreed, with remaining stumbling blocks reportedly the date of the bout as well as a split for a rematch in the event that Joshua emerges victorious first time around. The offer was said to include a 50-50 split for a second fight while Joshua’s team were holding out for 60-40 in their favour.
However, such creases look to have been ironed out as Team Joshua accepted all terms laid in front of them on Friday. Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has stated that Joshua will be receiving a contract “very soon” as the prospect of a clash between the pair seems to be growing ever more likely. December 3rd in Cardiff is the reported date and location.
The only remaining hurdle to be passed, which is albeit a major one, is the broadcasting situation for the fight in both the UK and America. In terms of on British shores, both men have been open to a joint-pay-per-view venture between BT Sport and DAZN.