WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has said he wants to fight fellow Brit Anthony Joshua at Wembley in September and sent him a contract.
A fight with Oleksandr Usyk, the IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA champion, was supposed to take place in 2023 but fell through.
“A few days ago I sent a draft contract to Anthony Joshua for a fight in September at Wembley”, Fury wrote.
In an Instagram post, Britain’s Fury added: “This is a fight everyone wants to see, myself included.
“Come on AJ, let’s give the world what it wants to see. This time I’m not going to make a million videos and keep putting the pressure on. The ball is on your side now.”
A fight between Fury and two-time world champion Joshua, 33, has long been the talk of the town but never materialized.
Fury set a deadline in September, which was not met, and said at the time: “It’s officially over for Joshua. He’s now out in the cold with the wolf pack.
“Forget it. You always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the ‘Gypsy King’.”
Unbeaten Fury fought Chisora instead and then faced Usyk, who had been at ringside, with a bout between the two lined up for Wembley on April 29.
However, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said in March the fight was over – and he “didn’t think” it would happen in the near future.
Usyk, also undefeated with 20 wins in 20 fights, had agreed to a 70/30 purse split in favor of Fury, with terms of a rematch being the only outstanding issue.
Joshua lost twice to Usyk, 36, but then said Fury could “redeem himself from the circus” by agreeing to fight him.
“There’s no better time to put Fury in the ring than now because he needs me to redeem himself from this circus, from this disappointment,” Joshua said.
“He needs me so there’s no better time than for him to call my name and I’m someone who will rise to any challenge.”
Fury has 33 wins and one draw in 34 fights, while Joshua – who beat American Jermaine Franklin on points in London in April – has 25 wins and three losses in his 28-fight professional career after winning the Olympic gold as an amateur in 2012.