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‘Take your pick, dosser!’ – Tyson Fury says Wembley booked for November 26 and Cardiff for December 3 as Anthony Joshua accepts pay 60/40 split offer

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By Jordan Ellis

Tyson Fury had this message for Anthony Joshua on talkSPORT: ‘Take the fight, you dosser!’

Calling into White and Jordan on Wednesday lunchtime, the WBC heavyweight world champion urged Joshua to ‘stop wriggling’ and sign a deal for the mega Battle of Britain showdown.


Fury is the king maker as he offers Joshua a shot at his WBC crown

Unbeaten Fury has offered a 60/40 purse split to the challenger, who is coming off a second consecutive defeat to Oleksandr Usyk, and says that has been accepted by Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn.

And the Gypsy King revealed to Jim White and Simon Jordan he has booked two dates for Joshua to select from – at Wembley Stadium on November 26 and Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on December 3.

“I think it [60/40 split] is more than generous,” he said.

“I didn’t want to go in and start offering them 20 per cent like they would’ve done to me.

“However, I really want this fight to happen as Usyk – the little middleweight – doesn’t want no smoke like I thought he didn’t and now I’m going after AJ.

“I’ve already beat Deontay Wilder so there’s only one other person and that’s AJ – the bodybuilder! So, why not give him 40 per cent? Give him no excuses and let’s get the fight made for the British public.

Joshua lost to Usyk in their rematch in August but still remains one of the biggest draws in boxing


Joshua lost to Usyk in their rematch in August but still remains one of the biggest draws in boxing

“I have seen that they are trying to wriggle a little bit with the date because we officially have Manchester United’s football ground booked for the 12th of November, however they are saying that is too short.

“So, what I have got that’s even better than that is Wembley Stadium booked for the 26th of November of this year. And if he doesn’t want to go to Wembley at the end of November, I even have a December date for him – the 3rd of December at Cardiff!

“So, take your little pick, dosser. There’s no wriggling!”

Asked if he’s confident of Joshua agreeing to a deal, Fury said: “They have come back and said the split is more than generous, everything is good, they are just saying they want December.

“So I have November 26 at Wembley, the only time it is available, or I have the 3rd of December.

“One of them is 11 weeks, one is 12, so if a professional athlete who is shredded all year round can’t get himself in shape in three months, there is a problem.

Fury fought Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April


Fury fought Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April

Joshua has fought in Cardiff plenty before


Joshua has fought in Cardiff plenty before

“He’s coming off a 12th round fight, he’s fit. He’s got three months preparation for this fight, he is getting 40 per cent of a massive amount, he’s got loads of picks of different dates so there is no real reason it doesn’t happen, unless he doesn’t feel he is up to the task, or thinks he needs a couple of fights coming back from a loss, whatever.

“However, the opportunity is there and it won’t be after this because I will be busy fighting Usyk for the undisputed championship next year.”

Directly addressing Joshua, he added: “Take the fight, dosser, and get yourself knocked spark out in front of the British public and the world.

“And next time he sees me in a ring, he’ll be looking up off his back.”

Source: Talksport.