Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight could still take place in the UK – with the Gypsy King free to reapply for licence – The Sun

BRITISH boxing fans have been given a glimmer of hope that one of the two Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua fights could happen here.

WBC king Fury ripped up his British Boxing Board of Control licence before his brilliant February win over Deontay Wilder and vowed he was done with UK fights.

But the BBBofC, who the 31-year-old has had repeated run-ins with, would welcome him reapplying for his licence.

A source said: “Tyson returned his licence as he chose to fight in America.

“He, like anyone else, is free to apply for a BBBofC licence.

"If Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed a contest, then it could be great for British boxing and we would welcome talks on that.”

It comes as heavyweights champs reached a verbal agreement to fight each other twice next year, with Joshua first needing to beat Kubrat Pulev and Fury defeating Wilder again.

AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has admitted the cash on offer from Saudi Arabia and the US dwarfs the UK market, so the government would have to cough up some money to secure the showdown.

Days before he pummelled Wilder in Las Vegas, Gypsy King Fury said: “I don’t even hold a British licence any more.

"I hold an American, Las Vegas licence, so it’s doubtful I’ll return to fight in the UK.

“They had their chance, they didn’t treat me well.

“In the USA I get treated like a superstar.”

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