Joe Joyce wants Anthony Joshua to fight Tyson Fury in December if AJ does not.
Joe Joyce promotes himself as a potential opponent for Anthony Joshua in December, while Andy Ruiz Jr says it would be "amazing for boxing" if he and Tyson Fury fought later this year; a megafight between Fury and Joshua has yet to be agreed upon.
Joe Joyce says he would gladly fight Anthony Joshua in December if the latter's fight with Tyson Fury is canceled.
Joshua and Fury's camps, as well as broadcasters, have been in talks about a blockbuster heavyweight showdown, with December 3 as a possible date, but no deal has been reached.
Joyce, who became the first boxer to knock out Joseph Parker in the 11th round of their thriller in Manchester last weekend, took to Twitter to challenge Joshua.
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The 37-year-old stated that a fight with Fury on December 3 would be "tight for me," but that he would be willing to face Joshua later that month and that it would be "an easy fight to make."
Joyce stated: "If Fury and AJ don't fight, I'll step in. @Tyson Fury, December 3rd is a little tight for me, but @EddieHearn, give your new bestie @frankwarren tv a call and I'll take the 17th slot with AJ. It's a simple fight to start!"
If Joshua vs Joyce takes place, Fury could face Andy Ruiz Jr on December 3, with Ruiz Jr saying "it would be an amazing fight for boxing" after being mentioned by Fury's father, John.
The American, who defeated Joshua in their first meeting in June 2019 before losing the rematch later that year, was last seen in action on September 4 when he defeated Luis Ortiz by unanimous decision.
After saying that Joshua fighting his son Tyson this year was "doubtful," John Fury went on to name Ruiz Jr, Ortiz, and Filip Hrgovic as potential opponents.
Ruiz took to social media to express his desire for that match to take place.