David Haye rejects £1million Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury bet

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Tyson Fury's dad is so confident his son will beat Anthony Joshua that he offered David Haye a £1million wager.

Fury and Joshua have agreed in principle to fight twice next year to determine the best heavyweight in the world.

Fury's dad John is naturally confident his son will emerge victorious – and was prepared to put a lot of money where his mouth is.

Talking about Joshua, Haye said: "If anyone on the planet is able to somehow find a way to beat Mr Invincible…"

But Fury interrupted to say: "I know you’re having a bit of a go there. He is Mr Invincible.

"How much do you want to put down on it? Shall we start with £1million?"

Haye immediately shut down the offer, saying: "No, let's definitely not go with £1million!"

Joshua and Fury are set to meet next spring assuming the former successfully defends his three world titles against Kubrat Pulev next month.

Fury was also due to fight this year but pulled out of his proposed December 5 return after failing to agree terms to fight behind closed doors.

And Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn wants Fury to go straight into a fight with his domestic rival – but warned at least one of the fights will be abroad.

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"If you go to a fighter and their teams and, pulling numbers out of the sky, say you have £50 million to fight in the UK or you have £100m to do the fight in the Middle East, it's a very short conversation because they understand the risks involved," Hearn told talkSPORT.

"If you ask Tyson and you ask AJ, 'where do you want this fight to happen?' – blimey, obviously in the UK! Two British heavyweight world champions and we will do everything we can to make the fight here, by the way.

"And I do believe that is what the fighters want as well but even in the current environment, there has been a number of sizeable approaches from around the world to stage this fight – the biggest fight in boxing.

"This is a sport where both fighters put their health and their faculty and sometimes their life on the line. You can't expect fighters in a fight of this magnitude, the ultimate fight of their career, to take half the money to do it in the UK. "

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