According to reports, Joshua and Wilder are being lined up to face each other in December in Saudi Arabia.
However, following Fury’s latest offer of a 60-40 percent split to Joshua, the Brit has some serious food for thought.
Failure to accept the offer would re-fuel those claims that he was ducking Fury, which initially emerged after talks broke down for a Fury-Joshua fight, as the ‘Gypsy King’ then faced Dereck Chisora.
But defeat to Fury could all but end hopes of a super fight with Wilder. With that being said, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, had this to say.
“Long story short. I spoke with Tyson on Monday. Obviously, on the back of knowing by then, the Usyk bout wouldn’t be happening. And we were preparing a bid.
“Questions were put to us. What are the biggest fights possible that we can make? AJ’s name came up in that conversation.
“It’s a huge fight. The instructions were quite clear. So, the following morning put an email over to Eddie and made an offer,” Warren
Despite this being the case, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has reservations over a Fury fight. Given how talks broke down the first time, Hearn is yet to fully commit to anything.
“They’re [Fury’s team] telling us they want to fight you [Joshua], but we’re fighting in August and September. That’s our plan. I’ll go through the process and see how real this is.
“Right now, our plan remains the same. That plan is August [Whyte] and Wilder in December. So, we’ll see what happens in Saudi Arabia this week,” Hearn