Tyson Fury hopes he will fight Anthony Joshua next year – but is not convinced his rival is as hungry for the showdown.
Fury and Joshua inched closer to a unification clash in 2021 after the latter defended his three heavyweight world titles against Kubrat Pulev.
Talks will continue this week between the two teams in a bid to secure the £200million mega-fight for May.
But Fury admits he was disappointed that Joshua didn’t call him out after he stopped Pulev in the ninth round.
“I watched the fight and I was very impressed with what he did, then it came to the end of the fight when he did the interview and the public wanted to hear that he wanted to fight me but he avoided the question,” he told Good Morning Britain.
“That was disappointing because it’s been such a long time building up over the years and he avoided the question like he didn’t want the fight. I had to get straight on social media and let everyone know I’m willing to take the fight.
“Let’s hope his fight happens; I’m happy to take the fight, I don’t know f they are.
I’ve been willing to take the fight to happen for the last five years, its not happened so far but I’m optimistic it will happen in 2021.”