Just as fans were trying to get refunds for hotels in Cardiff on December 3 and Googling Mahmoud Charr, Tyson Fury has revived hope for his fight with Anthony Joshua.
Earlier this week, Fury had sensationally ended all negotiations because his signing deadline of Monday at 5PM was missed by team Joshua. Now, apparently convinced by his promoter, Fury has given ‘AJ’ today to get the paperwork completed. He took to Twitter to make the amended ultimatum.
“I allowed Frank to continue doing meetings with your team and your broadcasters and all that. Now we have BT, DAZN and ESPN all on the same page. They are happy with everything.”
“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. Do you know what I said? Give them full transparency. I’ve got nothing to hide, I’m not trying to rob anybody.”
“Now, Joshua, the ball is really in your court, son. Everybody is done. If you’re a man, and 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. Show the public that you’re really a big coward, I know you are. I don’t care either way … You’re a beaten man, and I’m a world champion.”
“Get this contract signed today, you big pussy, and let the British fans have what they want. There’s no more running. You have to fight me.”
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
Fan response to the potential fight being pulled was overwhelmingly negative, and perhaps has had an influence on ‘The Gypsy King’s decision to give it another go. If, as he says, all promoter and contract issues have been ironed out, perhaps it it time for Anthony Joshua to sign on the dotted line and make one of the biggest fights in British boxing history happen.