Tyson Fury has challenged Anthony Joshua to “grow a pair” and fight him in December if his bout with Deontay Wilder doesn’t go ahead.
An all British contest is in high demand but both Fury and Joshua have other opponents to negotiate first.
But the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic has cast doubt over several fights.
The Gypsy King was his usual bullish self and claimed he is ready to fight Joshua at any moment.
And having toppled Wilder in America, a challenge he claims his rival didn’t take up, Fury now has his sights set on his compatriot.
“I don’t know – here we go,” he said on BT Sport when asked about a date for a potential clash with Joshua.
“If Wilder doesn’t happen lets do Joshua in December – why not?
“Its a boxing match, lets get it on. I’m ready to go now. I could fight him in that ring tonight, it doesn’t really matter.
“I’d still kick his ass anytime of the day.
“But do I see the fight happening anytime soon? Hopefully. Hopefully they grow a pair and want to fight the Gypsy King.
“If i was in their position, I had my chance at glory to go to America and beat Wilder. They didn’t take it so I had to come out of retirement, set about him a couple of times, take the no 1 spot and now they’re all looking up at me.
“He must be sat there thinking ‘do you know what, that could’ve been me’
“Its their own fault. Whether it was bad management, bad advice, they didn’t want the fight for whatever reason.
“But its played a massive part in how its all planned out. All the cards have been dealt and they’ve got to come through me.
“So I’m saying, grow a pair, come see the champ and I’ll sort you all out.”