Even though WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he will not fight Anthony Joshua in December, the promoters of the two boxers are in full negotiations to make the fight a reality.
Earlier, Tyson Fury put an expiration date and time on his fight against Anthony Joshua which was set to take place on the 3rd of December. If the deal was not closed before last Monday at 5:00 pm, there would be no going back.
Apparently, Fury didn’t hear back from his fellow Briton and took to social media to state that the fight was now “over” for Joshua.
“Well guys, it’s official, D-day has come and gone. It’s gone past 5 o’clock Monday, no contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua, he is now out in the cold with the wolfpack,” Fury said, “Forget about it, idiot, coward, s***house, bodybuilder. Always knew it, always knew he didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King. Regardless of what the f*** you say now, I don’t really care. Good luck with your career and your life, end of, peace out.”
In the meantime, Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn, who manage Fury and Joshua respectively, are involved in constant conversations to make the fight happen.
“We’re trying to get it done by today. We’re working very hard to get it over the line. If everyone agreed everything, it would be a huge undertaking, but we could do it that way,” Warren told talkSPORT.
In addition, Warren explained that the tolerance of the WBC champ has a short limit, which he reached in the last few hours. In spite of that, the fight talks are in motion.
“Tyson has told me what he wants. They’ve had the contract for ten days and he’s lost patience with it. We’re trying to make it work and we had a good meeting today so we’ll see what happens,” he added.
Hearn agrees with Warren on the Tyson Fury vs. Joshua duel
Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn who is Anthony Joshua’s manager, fully agreed with Frank Warren about Fury losing his patience but still wanting the fight and took to Twitter to thumb up to Warren’s statement.
“26.09.22 – I agree with Frank!” wrote Hearn.
26.09.22 – I agree with Frank! https://t.co/C6DMDFNacq
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) September 26, 2022
In a separate interview with ESPN, Hearn insisted that despite the naysaying from Fury, negotiations about the Joshua fight are happening at a good pace and both sides are inching closer to sealing the deal.
“There have been several positive calls between promoters, and we are working properly to shape the fight. There is no deadline between parts, but we are moving at a very good pace. We need to close the deal,” said Hearn.