Joshua vs Fury talks have repeatedly fallen via in recent times (Picture: Getty)Tony Bellew has claimed talks for Anthony Joshua to combat Deontay Wilder have come to a halt with a showdown with Tyson Fury now again on the playing cards.
Talks to stage the long-awaited heavyweight conflict between Joshua and Wilder have taken place all year long with hope it could lastly be delivered in December or January 2024.
Negotiations have continued following the Briton’s knockout victory over Robert Helenius in August with Joshua describing them as ‘optimistic’ in an interview with Sky Sports final week.
But former cruiserweight champion Bellew believes there may be a twist within the story, having heard there was a breakthrough in talks to stage a battle of Britain between Joshua and Fury in Africa.
‘I’m listening to rumours that [talks between AJ & Wilder’s camps] have stopped on the minute and [Joshua’s camp] are wanting extra in direction of Fury vs AJ once more as an alternative of AJ and Wilder,’ Bellew advised BitCoinCasinos.
‘The speak is of one other combat going to Africa, which might be completely unbelievable.
‘Rumble within the Jungle once more in Zaire or one thing alongside these strains.’
The Wilder combat has been slated for December or January (Picture: Getty)Fury is at present in camp for his crossover spectacle towards former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, a bout to be fought beneath exhibition guidelines in Saudi Arabia on 28 October.
Joshua in the meantime has already fought twice in 2023, beating Jermaine Franklin and Helenius having linked up with new coach Derrick James at first of the yr.
While there was speak of one other combat towards an opponent of comparable calibre earlier than the top of the yr, the two-time heavyweight champion is raring to go straight into that showdown towards ‘The Bronze Bomber’.
‘The timeframe doesn’t actually give a chance for that,’ Joshua stated.
‘In actuality we’re attempting to schedule a combat for December so sadly no. That’s the time scale we’re wanting ahead to essentially.
‘In actuality I’m going to deal with the Wilder combat for now.’
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