Christopher Lovejoy has asked for a showdown with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Fury and Lovejoy saved in Las Vegas before the former’s victory over Tom Schwarz in 2019.
‘The Gypsy King’, which stopped Deontay Wilder in the eleventh round of their thrilling trilogy in October, has been ordered to defend its crown against the obligatory challenger, Dillian Whyte.
However, ‘The Body Snatcher’ is involved in an arbitration case against the WBC and the governing body postponed the purse for the fourth time on Wednesday, give both teams an extra 48 hours to reach an agreement, until Friday, January 28th.
The situation has taken a further turn with promoter in recent days Eddie Hearn confirms reports that Anthony Joshua was offered to step aside from his reunion with the now united, WBA ‘super’, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk to allow the Ukrainian to meet Fury for all the belts, although no agreement was reached is not. .
Fury, 33, revealed his frustration over the ongoing uncertainty surrounding his next outing in a series of videos posted on his social media accounts and Lovejoy, who returned from a single defeat to Manuel Charr with a simple victory in Mexico in October, called for an unlikely clash.
TYSON FURY @Tyson_Fury AKA GYPSY QUEEN, STOP ACTIN LIKE NO ONE WANTS TO GO WITH YOU, I CUT YOUR RING IN VEGAS AND SWALLOW OUT AGAIN@frankwarren_tv @trboks @MTKGlobal #box # Heavyweight # Heavyweight Box #toprang #bobarum #frankwarren #tysonfury pic.twitter.com/vnZUWFMGyS
– Christopher Lovejoy (@lovejoyboxing) 25 January 2022
“Tyson, Tyson, Tyson, turn it off bro,” Lovejoy said in a video posted on his social media accounts.
“To do one thing, you call out people who do not really want to fight.
“You know damn well [that] Dillian Whyte does not want to fight anyone.
“You know damn well [that] Usyk and Joshua are about to have a rematch. You’re not even involved with that brother.
“So to make it very short, to make it very simple, if you want that fight, let’s get it.
I beat you a ** in Vegas and I’ll beat you a ** again.
“You know where I am, you know where to reach me brother, we can do it this weekend, next weekend, next month.
“It does not matter bro, let’s get it, you know what’s going on.”
Fury co-promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren watched a British homecoming on March 26.
Arum named Andy Ruiz Jr. and Robert Helenius as alternative opponents of Whyte, became public knowledge before speaking of a possible step-aside scenario.