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Tyson Fury raises the stakes for fight vs Anthony Joshua with incredible new offer

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Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants to get back in the ring, more than two years after his incredible victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

The 29-year-old self-dubbed 'Gypsy King' recently reached a settlement with UKAD but still needs to get his boxing license restored.

Despite that, he's been making moves to try and secure a 2018 super-fight with IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Many are expecting Fury to take some warm-up fights but the undefeated heavyweight recently suggested he would fight the 28-year-old Londoner on his return to boxing.

"As a sporting challenge I Lay Down the challenge for Anthony Joshua to fight me in my first fight back in over 2.5 years!"

Joshua looks likely to fight New Zealander Joseph Parker at the end of March but has spoken of his willingness to go toe-to-toe with Fury in the summer.

"If he [Fury] wants to get straight in the ring with me in the summer, let's rock and roll," said Joshua in December.

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"The ball is in his court but either way I'm ready to roll - I don't mind what we do."

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Feeling very confident, the 'Gyspy King' took to social media on Friday morning to share his latest offer for Joshua.

He proposed an incredible winner takes all deal in which the loser walks away with nothing.

It would be the fight of the century if it were to go ahead under those conditions.

However, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn recently deemed a Joshua Vs Fury fight as "unmake-able" due to Fury's unrealistic demands.

"This fight is unmake-able. It's not even as if we're within five per cent, 10, 15, 20 per cent maybe (of agreeing)," Hearn claimed in December.

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"Fury is a voluntary challenger for all these titles but also has a lot of value in the fight, let's make that clear.

"But at the moment, we shouldn’t even be considering this fight until we see if he can do something rather than just talk about it. Because that’s all I see, someone who has 6st to go and talks a good game but let’s actually see him back in the ring.

"Fury doesn't want the AJ fight yet, he knows deep down he will get mauled by Anthony Joshua if they fight now.

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"I rate Fury, he's tough to beat, awkward, he's not exciting but he's a messer and he's skilful. But you can't compete with AJ coming back after that period (out)."

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