Frank Warren says Tyson Fury is “adamant” that his planned December 3 showdown vs fellow British star Anthony Joshua will not now happen.
Fury set a Monday afternoon deadline for a deal to be finalised, giving Joshua and his team a hard target to sign a contract for the massive superfight in Cardiff. That deadline passed though, and despite “positive” talks taking place between the two camps on Monday Fury said Joshua has now missed his chance.
His co-promoter Warren appeared on ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ to discuss the situation, and made it clear Fury will make the decisions on who he fights. He says right now he is out on AJ.
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He explained: “Tyson’s adamant. He gave that deadline on Friday and he repeated it on Saturday and I think even yesterday. And he said enough is enough, they’ve had the contract for over 10 days, we’ve had conversations today with the other side but Tyson’s had enough of it.
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“That’s it, he’s the champion, he’s the guy that matters and he makes the decision and that’s his decision at the moment.”
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Warren was asked whether he believed the all-British blockbuster could now be salvaged, and he told Morgan: “Personally the only way it can happen now is if they sign the contract. They haven’t even sent the contract back with any amendments on it, and 10 days on you’d have though we’d have had something back by now, there was positive talks today.
“Tyson’s Tyson, he feels he’s giving AJ a tremendous opportunity, he’s coming off two losses, and 40 percent.”
Fury and Joshua have already agreed the all-important revenue split for December 3, with Fury taking 60 percent as the reigning WBC and lineal heavyweight champion. There is a rematch clause if Fury were to lose, with a 50-50 split for the second fight.
‘The Gypsy King’ though has now said he will move on and defend his titles against another opponent on December 3 in the shape of Manuel Charr (33-4). Assuming he were to win that fight, the logical next step would be a massive unification showdown with IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring magazine king Oleksandr Usyk in early 2023.