Tyson Fury has returned to negotiations for the all-British heavyweight super-fight with Anthony Joshua.
But Fury has set his rival another deadline and called for him to sign the contract for their showdown on Thursday, September 29th.
Fury said, “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”.
Both Fury and Joshua are aligned with different broadcasters. Bringing those networks to an agreement on a TV deal was seen as a key stumbling block in the negotiations for this fight.
But Fury has claimed that the rival broadcasters are “all happy with the terms”.
Fury added, “so the deadline was Monday”. “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; they are all ready to rock and roll.
“You guys ask for a lot of stuff, you want to be co-promoters when you’re a voluntary challenger. Guess what, I said give it to them, let them be co-promoters.
“So now you’ve got full transparency, everything is clean and fair. Now, Joshua, the ball is really in your court son.”
Joshua has previously insisted that he would sign the contract, but it had to go through his lawyers and management team.
In a direct challenge to AJ, Fury declared, “Everybody is done. If you’re a man, and if you’ve got any sort of dignity and pride about you, you’ll get this contract signed today. This is it. There are no more days, weeks, or months, you’ve had the contract now for over two weeks and you still haven’t signed it.
Writing by Tersoo Nicholas, Editing by Omotola Oguneye