The Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua has returned to its back-and-forth negotiations.
Early Thursday morning, Fury posted another video on social media – directed towards former unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua — that said today was the final day to sign the contract for a December 3 showdown.
This is a message to @anthonyjoshua.
My promoter Frank Warren convinced me to let Queensberry carry on negotiating with your team this week, despite me knowing that you were never going to do this fight… pic.twitter.com/XpcHOpZJzk
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) September 29, 2022
“Where do we start? The deadline was Monday. Frank Warren asked me and convinced me to let it carry on for another couple of days. Today’s Thursday, and even though I knew you wouldn’t sign this contract, I allowed Frank to continue doing meetings with your team and the broadcasters and all that, and now we have BT (Sport) and DAZN and ESPN all on the same page. They are happy with everything, they’re all happy, ready to rock n’ roll,” Fury said.
“You guys asked for a lot of stuff. You wanted to be co-promoters when you’re a voluntary challenger. Guess what? I said give it to them, let them be co-promoters. You wanted full transparency even though you are not an equal shareholder in this party. You know what I said? Give them full transparency, I’ve got nothing to hide, I’m not trying to rob anybody. I’ve never robbed anybody of a penny in me life. So now you’ve got full transparency, everything’s clean and fair.
“Now Joshua, the ball is really in your court, son. Everybody is done. If you’re a man and if you’ve got any sort of dignity and pride about you, you’ll get this contract signed today. This is it — there is no more days, weeks, months. You’ve had the contract now for over two weeks and you still haven’t signed it.
A couple of hours later, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, put out a statement about the situation.
Eddie Hearn statement in response to Tyson Fury on Anthony Joshua talks… pic.twitter.com/aCk5DLiQ2k
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 29, 2022
On Wednesday, it seemed like the Fury-Joshua had fallen through completely, making way for an undisputed clash to happen between unified champion Oleksandr Usyk. He said that Fury is the only fight that he wants, but it would have to go down next year as opposed to the remainder of 2022.
Joshua, on the other hand, has been quiet on the latest developments on his social media.