Frank Warren, the man pulling all the strings behind a fight that fans have been crying out for, is more confident than ever negotiations will come good.
What started as one of many callouts from Tyson Fury has turned into a real potential mega fight. Anthony Joshua is onboard and has instructed Eddie Hearn to join him. In the time since the video was posted, all terms put forward by Warren have been agreed.
For now, we can tentatively say that fans will be able watch ‘AJ’ challenge for ‘The Gypsy King’s WBC belt on December 3.
Speaking to TalkSPORT, the Queensbury promoter was succinct in reply when asked if there were any reasons why the fight could not be made.
He continued, saying something that many who know the history between his team and Hearn’s thought might never be uttered.
“I’m not nervous at all. For once, we’re all on the same page.”
All seems well over the negotiating table. One point that many in the boxing world thought might cause the fight to come unstuck was the broadcasters. Fury is exclusive with BT Sport in the UK whilst Joshua has just signed a deal worth over £100 million with DAZN.
According to Warren, discussions are positive and ongoing.
“BT are the broadcaster of the world champion. So they’ll get their heads together, because they’ve got to sort their stuff out, and hopefully they’ll so do. There’s a great will here by everybody to make this happen, and I think it will happen.”
Finally though, always the realist, Warren likened the situation to a high-profile football transfer on deadline day.
“It’s like the last day of the transfer [window] – this player’s going to Arsenal and then he goes and signs for another club. Until you’ve got it signed, you’ve got nothing.”
In contract talks that have been hugely public, signatures on the dotted line is one piece of news we’re still waiting for.