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Hughie Fury explains why he rejected Anthony Joshua fight

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Hughie Fury has revealed he rejected the chance to fight Anthony Joshua on December 10.

The heavyweight boxer, cousin of Tyson Fury, turned down the opportunity - despite wanting to fight Joshua - because he wasn't offered nearly enough money.

"They offered us the fight but it was silly money," he said, per the Mirror.

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"My dad was in negotiations with them but they didn't want it so they went somewhere else. I'd take that fight tomorrow. But they were talking stupid at the end of the day.

"They just offered us the fight to say they'd offered it.

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"But we'd take the fight tomorrow if everything was right financially. That's the fight I want."

Fury spared a word for cousin Tyson, whose recent battle with depression is well documented.

"Hopefully Tyson will come back stronger next year," he added.

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"He's on the right medication and he's on the mend, so hopefully next year we'll both be world champions - he'll be world champion again and I'll be coming up behind him."

Joshua will now defend his IBF World Heavyweight title against Eric Molina in Manchester on December 10.

Maybe one day we'll get to see the 27-year-old take on one of the Fury's, with both seemingly eager to dethrone him as champion.

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