A Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua heavyweight title fight is being discussed for September in the U.K., sources tell ESPN. The talks began this week between Fury's promoter, George Warren, and Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, sources said, revisiting a discussion from last fall that failed to deliver the long-anticipated showdown between the U.K.'s two top boxing stars.
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) scored a 10th-round KO of Derek Chisora in a December trilogy fight and then engaged in talks with Oleksandr Usyk for an undisputed heavyweight championship fight eyed for April 29 at London's Wembley Stadium.
Those negotiations played out in the media and collapsed in March, leaving Fury, 34, searching for a new opponent. «The Gypsy King» then targeted a July 15 return in the U.K.
Fury said the fight was offered to Andy Ruiz Jr., who asked for $20 million, according to the WBC champion. Another potential opponent, Zhilei Zhang, became unavailable when Joe Joyce triggered the rematch clause following his upset loss to the 40-year-old Zhang via sixth-round TKO in February.Read more on espn.com