Tyson Fury, the current heavyweight champion, has challenged Anthony Joshua, a British-Nigerian boxer, to a championship match for the WBC belt.
The WBC title is held by Fury.
After defeating Dillian Whyte in April, Fury made a comment about retiring from the sport. However, there have been rumors that he has been looking for a high-profile fight with Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine.
The “Gypsy King” has now challenged Joshua to a fight for his title in a video he shared on his social media sites on Monday.
After losing the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO belts to the same opponent via decision last September, Joshua recently suffered a point loss to Usyk in a rematch last month.
Fury is willing to face Joshua first in December because he believes that fans want to witness a heavyweight battle soon. Usyk won’t be ready for a unification match with Fury until 2023.
Fury has since received a reply from Joshua informing him to get in touch with his management and that he would be available in December.
“Yea, calm,” Joshua posted. “I don’t do the online discussions just for clout, so if you’re really about it, shout @258mgt. I’ll be ready in December.”