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‘Everything Is Clean And Fair’_Tyson Fury Extends Anthony Joshua Contract ‘Deadline’

Tyson Fury has mocked both Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk but has also revealed that his ‘deadline’ for AJ to sign to fight him has been extended.

The Gypsy King had set Monday as a deadline for Joshua to sign to fight him on 3 December, despite all promoters involved saying that negotiations were progressing well but still ongoing.

With Monday coming and going it appeared that the fight was off, but now Fury has revealed that he was persuaded by Frank Warren to extend his self-imposed ‘deadline’ on discussions.

It now seems that Fury wants contracts signed by the end of Thursday, keeping hopes of the all-British bout alive, but whether that is now a head deadline or not is yet to be seen.


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Fury said:

‘Right, Anthony Joshua, where do we start? The deadline was Monday, Frank Warren convinced me to let it carry on for another couple of days.

‘Today is Thursday, and even though I knew you wouldn’t sign this contract I allowed Frank to continue doing meetings with your team, your broadcasters and all that.

‘Now we have BT, DAZN and ESPN all on the same page.

They are happy with everything, ready to rock n roll.

‘You guys asked for a lot of stuff. You wanted to be co-promoters when you’re a voluntary challenger. I said, give it to them.

‘You wanted full transparency, even though you’re not an equal shareholder in this party.

I said, give them full transparency, I’ve got nothing to hide, I’m not trying to rob anybody.

‘Everything is clean and fair. Now Joshua the ball is really in your court, son.

‘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 not more days, weeks, months.

You’ve had the contract for over two weeks and you still haven’t signed it.

‘Show the public that you’re really the big coward that I know that you are and don’t sign it.

I don’t care either way. It makes no difference to me at all. You’re a beaten man and I’m a world champion, I’m chucking you a massive bone.

‘But I know I can punch your face in so I’m willing to give you an opportunity.

‘There’s nothing more to do, everyone is happy, get your team onto mine, they’ll be available all day. Get this contract signed today, you big p***y.

‘Let the British fans have what they want. There’s no more running, you have to fight me, you cannot escape, the Fury is coming, b***h!’

This speech came after he mocked Joshua by responding to a report that WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Usyk would help AJ train for a fight with Fury after the Ukrainian beat the Brit twice.

‘Maybe you can lend him your nuts middleweight?!’ Fury tweeted. ‘@usykaa don’t be a 🐱 like your big pal!’

Anthony Joshua Will NOT Retire As Eddie Hearn Targets December Return – Dillian Whyte Or Deontay Wilder Among Potential Target

Anthony Joshua will fight on despite his second consecutive loss to Oleksandr Usyk and could return to the ring at the end of 2022.

The Brit fought much better in therematchthan he did against Usyk last September in London,

but ultimately slumped to a split decision defeat against the WBA, IBF, and WBO champion on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia.

Ahead of the fight, former WBO cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson had suggested Joshua could retire from the sport if he lost again.

But the 32-year-old and his promoter Eddie Hearn insisted after the fight there is no chance of that happening.

Usyk was too good for Joshua on the night

Joshua – who cut an emotional figure after the defeat to Usyk – is eyeing a comeback fight in December.

spoke to Eddie and asked him if it’s possible to get out in November because momentum is important in boxing.


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Eddie said December,” Joshua said.

“If it’s about who I fight, it’s come one, come all. Whoever wants it can get it, I don’t mind.”

Speaking to talkSPORT on Sunday morning, Hearn said there are plenty of great fights still to come for his man.

“People talked in the build-up about him retiring,” Hearn said.

“When you lose a split decision to the pound-for-pound number one, why would you contemplate retirement?

“It’s about passion. It’s about if you still want it. You could see how much he wanted it by his post-fight interview.”

Joshua was emotional after losing to Usyk again but will keep on fighting

Hearn then suggested former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and long-time rival Dillian Whyte as two likely opponents.

“I’d like to see him back out. Maybe even in late December,” Hearn added.

“There’s massive fights for him. Dillian Whyte, Deontay Wilder.

“There’s so many fights for him in the top [10]. There’s even some Brits for him that are coming through in a couple of fights as well.”

“We’ve just got to see what he wants to do. It’s going to be a tough, tough defeat to take but he’ll be back.”

In the immediate aftermath of Usyk vs Joshua 2, Wilder took to social media to claim Hearn and co. had already been in touch about a potential fight with AJ.

“They tried to lock me in for insurance because they knew he wasn’t going to Win.

This is strictly a business, Not a sport there’s a different,” Wilder tweeted.

Wilder and Joshua have been linked to a fight for years

It seems unlikely Joshua and Wilder will fight this year as the American is already booked to face Robert Helenius on Saturday, October 15, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City.

A rematch between AJ and Whyte could also be in play

However, a fight with Whyte could easily be made since they share the same promoter, are both coming off losses, and are not currently linked to any other opponents.

Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua 2: Highlights (Video)

Anthony Joshua’s bid to recapture the unified heavyweight titles ended in disappointment as Oleksandr Usyk produced a terrific performance to win by split decision in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

In a clash billed as the Rage on the Red Sea, a spirited Joshua, 32, showed some aggressiveness and intent – a vast improvement from their first fight – but could not match the brilliance and ring savviness of the Ukrainian.

Two judges scored the fight 115-113 and 116-112 to Usyk, while a third judge gave it 115-113 to the challenger.

While there were some close rounds, Usyk was the deserved winner.


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At the end of the fight, a furious Joshua – quite bizarrely – picked up two of Usyk’s belts,

dropped them out of the ring and strode towards the dressing room, before turning round and getting back into the ring to give an impassioned speech.

“Usyk is one hell of a fighter. That’s just emotion,” he said.

“If you knew my story, you’d understand the passion.

I’m not an amateur boxer. I was going to jail and I got bail and I started training.

“It shows the passion we put into this. For this guy to beat me tonight, it shows the levels of hard work he must have put in, so please give him a round of applause as heavyweight champion of world.

“They said that I’m not a 12-round fighter. I ain’t 14 stone, I’m 18 stone, I’m heavy.

It’s hard work. This guy here is phenomenal.”

Joshua has now suffered back-to-back defeats against Usyk, with the champion retaining the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles he won in London last September.