The anticipated Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua boxing bout is set to take place before the end of 2022 and the Gypsy King has presented a number of venues to host the fight including Manchester United’s ground, Abbeylivenetwork.com reports.
Tyson Fury has claimed to have booked Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground for a fight with Anthony Joshua in November.
It’s the latest claim from the Gypsy King who is looking to make a fight with Joshua happen this year after talks between the two camps have ramped up in the last 48 hours.
It emerged earlier on Wednesday that Joshua has reportedly accepted Fury’s offer for a fight with the WBC and Linear heavyweight titles on the line before the end of 2022.
Fury revealed on Tuesday that he has offered Joshua a 60:40 split for their proposed ‘Battle of Britain’ fight – a bout which is long overdue with the two going back and forth for the better part of six years.
Meanwhile, Joshua lost both of his fights against Oleksandr Usyk and he has now been offered the chance to fight for a two new titles, as Fury holds the WBC and Lineal titles.
Speaking on Wednesday, Fury claims that he has booked Old Trafford for an evening in November but admits that that day might be too soon for a showdown against Joshua, with a December date preferred by his opponent.
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,” Fury told talkSPORT.
“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!”
Fury’s long-awaited bout with Joshua might finally become reality and it would be a real coup for Manchester United if it was hosted at Old Trafford.
Of course, there are major concerns about holding an event like this at Old Trafford, with several stadiums across the United Kingdom seen as far more modern venues for a blockbuster event.
Old Trafford holds in excess of 70,000 people but there is no big screen, which has become synonymous with combat events as the crowd reacts to replays.