Anthony Joshua has told Tyson Fury to join him under the Matchroom promotional banner and has even offered to manage his rival through his 258 Management company.
Joshua and Fury look set to finally fight next year, as long as AJ beats Kubrat Pulev next weekend and the Gypsy King either comes through a proposed bout in early 2021 or simply waits for the super fight in the summer.
With Joshua holding the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles and Fury the current WBC and Ring Magazine champion, it would be for all the belts and crown an undisputed world heavyweight champion.
It would undoubtedly be one of the biggest fights in history and both men are huge superstars in their own right, but Joshua feels Fury could grow his reputation more impressively in the build up to the bout.
The Olympic gold medallist has called on Fury to join him working with Eddie Hearn and make the most of his career.
Joshua was surprised to see Fury ask to be removed from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist and suggested he would be winning that prize rather than turning it down if he worked with him.
“I do think he should come over to Matchroom and 258 Management and let us handle his career,” Joshua told the Daily Mail.
“He’s a superstar, he’s a superstar in the making with the right management. He could go all the way.
“Build it up, award him Sports Personality of the Year.
“That video he did should be him saying: ‘I’m accepting my award’ not that: ‘I don’t want to be a part of it.’
“We’ll have a look at his PR, we’ll strip it all back and make this fight what it’s supposed to be. He’s got a lot of potential.”
Hearn confirmed that Fury is set to attend Joshua’s fight with Pulev on Saturday night, and even invited the Gypsy King round to his house for lunch as they look to come to an agreement on the monumental unification showdown.
“I think that he should be coming,” Hearn told Sky Sports.
“If he wants to fight Anthony Joshua, it’s not a case of calling him out, it’s called doing his research and building the fight.
“Tyson Fury is more than welcome to come down. I only live 45 minutes away from Wembley. He can come around on Sunday afternoon for a roast as well, if he wants and a cuppa.
“We just want to get that fight made. But first things first, we’ve seen it before at Madison Square Garden with Andy Ruiz when we were talking about the Wilder fight. This is it. This is the last hurdle – Kubrat Pulev, December 12.”