TONY BELLEW has sensationally claimed Anthony Joshua has STOPPED talks with Deontay Wilder to finally secure a fight with Tyson Fury.
Joshua and Wilder were lined up for a blockbuster in Saudi Arabia with negotiations ongoing between the two camps.
But AJ’s friend Bellew – who was also promoted by Eddie Hearn – believes they are instead looking in Fury’s direction.
He told Bitcoin Casinos: “I am hearing rumours that [talks between AJ & Wilder’s camps] have stopped at the minute and [AJ’s camp] are looking more towards Fury vs AJ again instead of AJ and Wilder.
“The talk is of another fight going to Africa, which would be absolutely incredible.
“Rumble in the Jungle all over again in Zaire or something along those lines.”
Fury, 35, returns on October 28 in Saudi Arabia against ex-UFC champion Francis Ngannou, 36, in a massive crossover clash.
It followed after talks of a title unification against Oleksandr Usyk, 36, collapsed although the Ukrainian hopes the fight can be revisited.
Joshua, 33, meanwhile knocked out Robert Helenius, 39, last month and called out Wilder afterwards.
But Hearn admitted AJ could fight again in December if Wilder, 37, cannot be ready by the new year.