Tommy Fury says ball in Anthony Joshua’s court over Tyson showdown and urges AJ to make Brit blockbuster happen

TOMMY FURY said the ball is in Anthony Joshua’s court with brother Tyson ready for the British blockbuster.

The opposing camps are working around the clock to arrange a historic undisputed title decider.

Tyson Fury is in talks to fight Anthony Joshua
The opposing camps are working around the clock to arrange a historic undisputed title decider

And Love Island 2019 winner Tommy, a 4-0 light-heavyweight, warned Joshua that half-brother Tyson is ready to rumble.

He said on talkSPORT: “At the end of the day, Tyson’s ready to fight. But Tyson’s ready to fight 24/7.

“He proved that, he had three years off and came back and fought Wilder.

“The ball’s in AJ’s court now. AJ and Wilder were talking for four years; ‘Oh, I’m gonna fight him, I’m going to do this’.

“Tyson got straight off the couch and thought, ‘I’ll fight you as he obviously isn’t’. And that’s what it’s like now.

“We are ready to fight. The ball’s in Joshua’s court.

“Whenever he wants to find a pen and get the fight signed, the quicker you guys can get the announcement.”

For the first time in heavyweight history, all four WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO belts are due to be on the line.

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SunSport understands the deal is set to be announced at the start of March and a non-disclosure agreement is keeping negotiations top secret.

Saudi Arabia, which hosted AJ’s December 2019 rematch win over Andy Ruiz Jr, is leading the race to hold the fight.

America, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore and China have also all expressed their interest in hosting.

But like many fans, even Fury is sweating on overcoming all the obstacles in order to deliver the biggest fight in British boxing history.

He told ESPN: “They’ve had a full year to try and make this fight happen.

“Since the last Wilder fight, even before the Wilder fight, they were talking about a fight potentially between me and Joshua.

“They’ve had a full year to make something happen, and it hasn’t happened as of yet.

“It is what it is. We’re no further forward today than we were a year ago.

“The way [the pandemic] is at the moment, I don’t think [negotiations] got much to do with the fighters.

“It’s to do with the venue, date, place, site fees. It’s to do with everything but the fight itself.”

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