Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury celebrates his 11th round knock out win against Deontay Wilder after their WBC heavyweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Al Bello/Getty Images


  • Eddie Hearn confirms the 60/40 purse split in favor of Tyson Fury
  • Anthony Joshua is coming off crushing losses at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk
  • Hearn reveals Joshua is ready for a fight with Fury

British boxing is set to be in the spotlight once again this December if things play out perfectly as Anthony Joshua's camp has supposedly accepted Tyson Fury's offer to fight.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua's long-time promoter, revealed the progress in an interview with IFL TV's Kugan Cassius.

"Two weeks ago, he retired. Ten days ago, he wanted to fight Derek Chisora in December. Then he wanted to fight Oleksandr Usyk. Then he wanted a half-a-billion or he'd never fight again. Then he wanted to fight Anthony Joshua. I don't really trust or believe anything he says. But of course, you have to take it seriously, if it serious. We have to explore whether it is or not," Hearn said.

"In essence, we accepted the offer. Lots of conversations to be had."

Fury is coming off a victorious December 2021 WBC heavyweight title defense over fellow Briton Dillian Whyte, ending the fight in the sixth round via TKO.

Before that fight, he took on Deontay Wilder in their trilogy-defining matchup two months prior and defeated the American in spectacular fashion in the 11th round after a war that was widely regarded as the best fight of the year.

Joshua is not so fortunate though after losing twice to Oleksandr Usyk in his last two bouts–the second having some boxing fans turned off by Joshua's actions following his defeat.

The former Olympian later revealed that his emotions got the best of him at that moment.

Hearn stressed that they had already signed up for the Fury fight a year ago that was only postponed because of Wilder, but now things appear to be on track finally.

The chairman of Matchroom Promotions then revealed that the son of Fury's promoter, George Warren, had approached him about doing the fight later in the year.

Hearn later added that they, alongside Joshua, are fine with a 60/40 purse split in the favor of Fury, which also includes a rematch clause in mid-December.

Fury recently spoke with talkSPORT and claimed that the fight will either take place on November 26 or December 3, a statement that Hearn had much to say about.

"I don't know if this is a play to let this break down and then fight someone under par in November or December... All I can tell you at the moment is we accepted 60/40. That's great news for everybody. Hopefully, we can have those conversations. If they genuinely want the fight, we're here." Hearn stated.

Seeing Joshua and Fury share the ring would be a momentous occasion for boxing fans since the fight was teased last year, and it could be the time to prove who truly reigns dominant over the British boxing scene.

But based on Hearn's comments, both sides will need to come to the table with open minds and resolutions in their back pockets if they want to see things happen at the end of the year.

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of their World Heavyweight Championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk during the Rage on the Red Sea Heavyweight Title Fight at King Abdullah Sports City Arena on August 20, 2022 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Francois Nel/Getty Images