When we all thought the dream fight between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former unified world champion Anthony Joshua was not happening, Fury has come out to offer Joshua another deadline.
Fury confirmed that the fight wouldn't be happening as Joshua hadn't signed the contract on Monday, however, he has taken to social media today to claim that the TV broadcast deal between BT, DAZN and ESPN has been agreed, alongside a deal of a co-promotion between Queensberry and Matchroom has also been agreed.
Fury took to social media with a video confirming this and told Joshua to get the contract signed TODAY. Fury followed the video up with a series of tweets stating: "I have just been told that BT, Dazn, ESPN all the broadcasters are all happy with the terms and are ready to support this fight. Your side has been given a contract that allows you to see every contract to negotiate contracts with any partners on the event.
"We have agreed to do it as co-promotion, everything in the pot, clean, fair, and transparently.
"I had a bet with Frank that it didn’t matter what we offered you, you would not take this fight.
"So, it’s up to you, either I win my bet and you show the public the coward that you are or get your lawyers and your team on the phone today with my side, who are all available as they have been the whole time and get the contract signed.
"You have had this contract for 2 weeks now, my team have got everything done with the broadcasters, tickets, venue everything is ready to go.
"Someone sent me a video of your man Eddie, talking about the Wilder fight with you a while back and he says in there if you want a fight made, you, your team and your lawyers move quickly to make it happen.
"You have had 14 days, pull your finger out and make this fight happen for the British boxing public.
Don’t be a coward, instruct your team to get this deal done. @anthonyjoshua"
— IntuBoxing (@IntuBoxing) September 29, 2022
The venue and date for this bout has been heavily rumoured as December 3rd at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. When doubt was cast over this bout, Mahmoud Charr claimed he was going to be the man facing Fury, so it's now a case of waiting to find out who Fury's opponent will be in December.