Tyson Fury reveals text message exchange with Eddie Hearn about Joshua fight
Eddie Hearn has promised to confirm Anthony Joshua's next opponent this week but it's looking unlikely that it will be Tyson Fury.
Hearn said last week that Fury would be welcome to share the ring with 'AJ' on April 13 at Wembley but Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, responded to those claims by slamming Hearn's offer as "derisory."
'The Gypsy King' has repeatedly expressed doubts about Joshua ever agreeing to the all-British showdown but Hearn got in touch recently via text message to test the waters.
In an interview with the Sunday Times, Fury revealed a text exchange with the Matchroom boss in relation to the Joshua bout.
Hearn first asked: "Before we make our move, is it worth having a conversation about the fight?" to which Fury responded: "I'm ready. How much?"
Having received no response from Hearn, Fury asked: "Have you gone cold on me?"
Hearn replied: "No. I want to do things properly."
Fury made his stance on matters very clear with his final message: "Send me your offer in writing. How much?"
Fury is currently in negotiations with Deontay Wilder to organise a rematch of their WBC heavyweight title fight and that bout looks more realistic than Fury vs. Joshua at this point in time.
The WBC ordered Wilder vs. Fury II last week and the fight will go to purse bids on February 5 if a deal cannot be struck before then.