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Fury now hopeful of Joshua deal

Perhaps the stars are now aligning. After casting doubt on his projected undisputed heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua throughout the week with a series of cryptic tweets, Tyson Fury has posted a more positive update on social media regarding a site deal and stated: “Let me smash this big dosser!”

WBC king Fury and WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Joshua agreed in principle to a two-fight series in 2020 and, after talks inched forward over many months, settled on a 28-day deadline to finalise a date and location.

With that self-imposed deadline elapsing this weekend, Fury had raised concerns about a no deal scenario on social media, tweeting “Tick tock” to insinuate time was, indeed, running out amid negative murmurs on boxing’s grapevine.

But after Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn insisted yesterday that the deadline was self-inflicted, rather than binding, and both champions would be presented with site deals this weekend, Fury has changed his tune and added fresh hope that a deal can be reached, with a July 24 date in mind.

“Just got some big news, three or four big offers on the table. Interest from Saudi Arabia, my gypsy brothers in Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America, England,” said WBC king Fury in a social media video. “Some big, big offers on the table.

“I’m gonna go through them on Sunday and hopefully we get this big fight on and let me smash this big dosser, big useless dosser!

“Because when I get him, I’m gonna give him that [raising a fist], you big dosser.”

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