‘The clock is ticking’ – Tyson Fury on Joshua deadline

Tyson Fury is more frustrated than anybody that there is no date and venue (yet) for his superfight with Anthony Joshua, and he’s taken to social media to say it’s almost deadline time.

‘The Gypsy King’ has been outspoken on his doubts that the big all-British world heavyweight title unification match will happen soon. And he appeared to reference those doubts again on Wednesday when he posted a message saying ‘the clock is ticking’ and ‘3 days left’.

That appears to reference the reported 30-day window the camps are now in to finalise a date and a venue for the bout. That kicked in during mid-March when the teams signed contracts for a two-fight deal.

Fury vs Joshua war of words

Fury’s father John was also vocal last week as he aired doubts that Team Joshua want the clash, but Eddie Hearn has hit back saying he doesn’t like the noises coming from the Fury camp.

Tyson’s frustration is understandable – he’s been out of the ring for some 14 months now, having seen a trilogy match with Deontay Wilder collapse late last year.

The talk now is of Fury vs Joshua happening in July – probably in the Middle East. By then that ring hiatus will be 17 months for the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight champion.

Inactivity a concern for Fury?

There will surely come a point where the inactivity means Fury could yet go off in another direction by taking an interim fight to tune up for Joshua. If this 30-day window does not provide a date and a venue, could that become reality?

As ever with boxing, the drama is high and it appears this one is going down to the wire. Hearn said during his world tour of potential sites last week that he expected to announce the venue this week.

Now we, like Fury and everybody else involved, wait to see if he comes good on that statement.