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Anthony Joshua thinks this is his 'only chance' to fight Tyson Fury, says Eddie Hahn | Boxing News

Timing is difficult for Anthony Joshua. He has suffered his two bitterest losses to Oleksandr Usyk and has seemed to the world to be emotionally drained and confused after his latest loss.

However, he is now in serious talks to enter another high-profile contest with British heavyweight rival and WBC champion Tyson Fury.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hahn explained:

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Oleksandr Usyk used his refined skills to win a split decision after an engaging rematch with Anthony Joshua. Watch the full story on Sky Sports, Sky Sports YouTube, SkySports.com, Sky Sports App

Joshua has already agreed to a Dec. 3 game date and a split of funds proposed by Fury.

“The reason he accepts these terms is because he feels this is his only chance to fight Tyson Fury. [Joshua thinks] I can beat him and I feel good,” Hahn said.

“When he pulled [Deontay] Wilder, we suggested Fury fight AJ and suggested him a 60-40 but he said no and he said I would only take 50-50. is one of the reasons why I wanted to push back some conditions. But in the end, AJ dismissed him and told him not to accept it.

“He always believed he could win.”

Hahn met with George Warren, one of Fury’s agents, and accepted their terms in writing last Friday. The next step is to receive and confirm the contract.

“Broadcasters need to have an argument,” Hearns said. “I don’t think it matters. It’s actually not that complicated.”

“If they were real and George told me so, I think the fight would be up,” he continued. “I think George feels his instructions are to do the fight. But you never know about Tyson Fury. This will speed up the Usyk fight and take more money out of the site. A ploy to get it?

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New footage has surfaced before Anthony Joshua’s emotional speech after losing to Oleksandr Usyk

“Maybe it was a bluff, maybe a little hype really happened, or maybe it was real from the start.”

“It could be anything. It’s a skeptical view, but right now I’m going along with the line of believing in him because I want to be positive and work with him to make it happen.”

No matter what happens, Joshua plans to box again in December. “AJ’s future cannot be in Tyson Fury’s hands. We are as positive as we can be and will help as much as we can, but this may not happen so we need to have a plan B in place.” said Hahn.

But what got Joshua enthusiastic about Boxing Fury’s potential was considering other options for his next fight.

“We’ve been looking at AJ’s opponents for December, and his list is very different from mine. So he’s interested in opponents who don’t get the credit or respect. I don’t think so. In this match, he said, ‘Let’s do it,'” Hahn said.

“He hasn’t had any major injuries or anything like that. They want to.

“I think he’s giving a decent performance,” added the promoter.

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“Let’s do it.” Anthony Joshua takes aim at Tyson Fury

“Now is the time to make it”

Adam Smith, Head of Boxing Development sky sportsthinks it’s time to make Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.

“It’s a big British fight, especially in the heavyweight division. There’s something about these grudge matches and everyone loves it. The weight of expectations has shifted a bit. People thought Fury was a narrow favorite.” But now he might be the bigger favorite.Don’t write Joshua off,” he said.

“It’s moving at some pace right now. Mind games start. Fury has been very quiet for a while, which is unusual. When things quiet down, perhaps an announcement is imminent. It’s possible, I’ve heard good things about this.

“AJ has nothing to lose. He’s lost two. He’s a big underdog. He’s definitely going to be an underdog. It’s still Fury’s show. It’s here. He loves boxing and he’s at the top of the game, and he can add millions to the pot.

“They have a lot of respect for each other. They know each other and have grown up together. They both want this fight. I think it’s time to fight.No one knows.If it’s a good match, you might win more.The trilogy is great.You never know.

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