The wait is almost over for the 'biggest fight in British boxing history' following the news Anthony Joshua has accepted Tyson Fury's terms.
Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua has the potential to be the 'biggest fight in British boxing history' but are we ever going to see the two heavyweights against each other in the ring?
A bout between these two fighters has been in the making for the last three years, but doubts remain as to whether it will ever happen, especially with Joshua now having three defeats against his name.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist has suffered back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk, that after going down to a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
remains unbeaten and holds the WBC heavyweight title, a belt he appears happy to put on the line, as earlier this month the Gypsy King offered Joshua the chance to enter the ring with him at the end of this year.
and his team appeared keen, but after failing to sign the contract by Fury's 26th September deadline, the fight looked to be off, although the WBC champion has since given his rival more time to put pen to paper.
Fury is 2/9 to chalk up a 33rd victory of his career should he face Joshua, who is 3/1 to put an end to his losing streak.
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua
Principality Stadium, Cardiff (TBC)
Saturday, 3rd December 2022
How to watch
Proposed joint BT/DAZN Pay Per View
Tyson Fury 2/9, Anthony Joshua 3/1
The fight, should it happen, is likely to take place on Saturday 3rd December 2022
There has been no official confirmation of what time the bout would potentially start, although it's likely the duo would head to the ring in the later hours of the evening, potentially around 21:00.
Again, there has been no confirmation of a venue but it is expected the potential clash will take place in Cardiff at The Principality Stadium.
Previously known as The Millennium Stadium, the venue can accommodate 78,000 spectators for boxing fights and it was the setting for Joe Calzaghe's victory against Mikkel Kessler in a unification World Championship boxing fight in 2007.
Details of which broadcasters would show the fight are yet to be announced but it is thought both camps are happy for a joint BT/DAZN PPV.
Fury is the heavy 2/9 favourite to pick up a win should he face Joshua, which would see him remain on course for an undisputed clash in the heavyweight division with Usyk, something we haven't had since 2002 when Lennox Lewis reached the pinnacle of the division.
Joshua is priced at 3/1 to claim the spoils and become WBC champion for the first time, having previously held the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles twice between 2016 and 2021.
Yes. Fury would be putting his WBC strap on the line. This would be his third title defence, having successfully overcome Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte since taking the belt.
Fury has yet to taste defeat in his professional career, as he boasts a 32-0-1 record with 23 of those victories coming by way of knockout.
The 34-year-old has drawn one of his fights, this being the first of three bouts with Wilder when the Manchester-born boxer climbed off the floor in the last round to beat the count in stunning fashion.
Joshua's record stands at 24-3-0. The 32-year-old won his first 22 professional fights before being stunned by Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 to lose his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles.
AJ won back the belts when defeating Ruiz Jr in the rematch before putting on a successful defence against Kubrat Pulev, recording the 22nd KO of his career.
Joshua lost his belts for the second time when going down to Usyk via unanimous decision in 2021, before the Briton was on the wrong end of a split decision against the Ukrainian last month.