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Tyson Fury has unveiled a text message conversation with Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, in an interview with The Sunday Times.
The exchange hints at a potential, all-British super-fight between Fury and current unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
The self-proclaimed Gypsy King returned to the ring after a lengthy time out battling mental health problems. He fought WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, in December last year where a controversial draw decision was given.
It's not known whether a rematch will happen just yet. Both unbeaten fighters have to make a decision in early February.
Joshua's next opponent is yet to be finalised after he beat Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September last year.
Hearn - who manages the current WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO champion - knows a Fury Joshua bout would bring in record breaking pay-per-view numbers.
A transcript of the conversation leaves the option open.
Hearn: 'Before we make our move, is it worth having a conversation about the fight?'
Fury: 'I'm ready. How much?'
Fury sent another text after no reply: 'Have you gone cold on me?'
Hearn: 'No. I want to do things properly.'
Fury: 'Send me your offer in writing. How much?'
Deontay Wilder himself has also been touted as a potential Joshua opponent. Fellow American Jarrell Miller and fierce rival Dillian Whyte are also in the picture.
Cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk could be a surprise contender after convincingly beating former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew in November last year, but it may take a few more fights before Usyk makes the step-up to a heavier division.
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