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Fury challenges Anthony Joshua to fight for World titles in ‘Battle of Britain’

Tyson Fury has challenged Anthony Joshua to fight him for his World Heavyweight Boxing titles.

Joshua who recently lost his last bout to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, has now been called out by the Gypsy King in a social media post, offering the fight ‘in the next few months.’

In the video, Fury said: "I think you've all heard I'm going to be fighting soon, in the next few months.

‘’Anthony Joshua, I know you've just lost a fight to Usyk and you're boutless at the moment.

"I'd like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months.

‘’You're coming off a 12-round fight so you're match fit, you're ready.

"I'm giving you a few months' notice. If you're interested, I'll send you a date over and we can rumble. A battle of Britain for the WBC championship of the world; if you're not interested, let me know and I'll select another opponent."


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The Gypsy King announced plans to return to professional boxing after he made his presence felt at WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) Clash at the Castle at the weekend.

The Morecambe-based WBC Heavyweight Champion appeared at the post-event press conference, confirming that he will return to boxing "for sure".

"Officially, I saw a video from the middleweight (Oleksandr Usyk) who just beat the bodybuilder (Anthony Joshua), saying he wanted to fight me, and called me out after the fight," said Tyson.

"I replied straightaway, and I've just done another one recently, and now he doesn't want to fight.

"So he let his mouth go, and now he's running scared. Says he wants to fight next year, he's got some injuries, so I can't really do much about it.

"I'm going to be fighting very soon against, we don't know yet, we're still looking for an opponent.

"I'm going to fight in the next few months here in the UK. For sure.

"Usyk's not going to be ready. Whoever (promoter) Frank Warren gets for me, that's who I'm going to defend my WBC belt against."

‘’They're all bums anyway. I was away for a while but I'm back now.

"I still think even though he's lost three of his last five fights, I still think that people still want to see (Fury v Joshua). So if Usyk can't be ready, we'll go and offer AJ the fight.

"The Big Mack will be back soon. I'm going to start training camp soon, going to get an opponent, and we're going to put an epic, epic night on.

Oleksandr Usyk is the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, who beat Britain's Anthony Joshua to retain his belts last month in Saudi Arabia.

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