Thirty-seven-year-old heavyweight contender Manuel Charr has told Boxing News that he has an agreement with Frank Warren‘s Queensberry Promotions to fight Tyson Fury, Joe Joyce or Daniel Dubois.
The Germany-based heavyweight has been strongly linked to face Fury for the WBC heavyweight title at the end of the year in a colossal mismatch, with Fury himself seemingly confirming that a bout between the pair is a real possibility for December 3rd in Cardiff. In a post to social media site Instagram, the thirty-four-year-old Morecambe man wrote alongside a photo of Charr, “looking forward to fighting a man who wants to fight and has the fire and desire – fought some of the best fighters and now stepping up again! get up there charr!“.
Fight fans will be holding out hope that this merely amounts to attempts to build a fight with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua, for which there have been talks in the last month as the two teams look to reach a deal. Fury however announced on Monday that the fight would not take place due to Joshua’s ‘failure’ to submit a signed contract by his deadline of 5pm, despite his own promoter Warren stating a meeting was scheduled on that day for BT Sport and DAZN to meet as they look to flesh out a deal for the all-British showdown.
Warren remained optimistic the fight could still be made but admitted on Tuesday that Fury was ‘adamant’ that he no longer wants to pursue a fight with Joshua. It would be a monumental shame to say the least if this fight was not to take place now after so many hurdles seemingly passed, especially given that it was Fury who initiated talks by calling out Joshua in an unprovoked video posted to social media three weeks ago.