In a video posted to social media on Monday evening, heavyweight king Tyson Fury has claimed that a proposed fight with Anthony Joshua in Cardiff on December 3rd will no longer happen after Joshua ‘failed’ to sign a contract by the 5pm deadline set by ‘The Gypsy King’ at the weekend.
“Well guys, it’s official. D-Day has come and gone“, Fury remarked. “It’s gone past five o’clock Monday and no contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua, he is now out in the cold with the Wolfpack. Forget about it. Idiot, coward, shithouse, bodybuilder. Always knew it, I always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King“. The thirty-four-year-old ended the video with a simple message; “good luck with your career, good luck with your life. That’s it“.
Fury told numerous outlets ringside for Joe Joyce‘s victory over Joseph Parker at the weekend that if Joshua did not return the contract sent to him ten days ago by Monday that the fight would be off and he would be looking elsewhere for an opponent on the 3rd. Joshua responded on Sunday afternoon in a video of his own, insisting he would sing the contract and that his legal team were still going through the details. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn also dismissed the words from the Morecambe man, highlighting that BT Sport and DAZN were meeting on Monday to discussing the broadcasting side of a proposed fight between the two Brits.
We await a response from Joshua and Hearn to Fury’s latest remarks, with all other relevant parties other than Fury seemingly optimistic a deal can be reached in the near future.