British boxer and WBC Champion, Tyson Fury has reportedly resumed talks with Anthony Joshua‘s team to fix another deadline for their fight.
Naija News reports that the duo had earlier agreed to an all-British heavyweight battle in December 2022 but the contract papers were not finalized
However, Fury set his rival another deadline, calling for him to sign the contract for their showdown.
According to him, Joshua’s team were making so many demands that he had initially turned them down. But since he had nothing to hide, he is all ready for the fight.
“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,” Fury wrote to Joshua.
It is said that the duo are aligned with different broadcasters and bringing the networks to an agreement on a TV deal was seen as a key stumbling block in the negotiations for their next fight. Fury, however, has claimed that the rival broadcasters are now “all happy with the terms”.
“So the deadline was Monday,” Fury reportedly said.
“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 them, let them be co-promoters.
“You wanted full transparency, even though you’re not an equal shareholder in this party. You know what I said? Give them full transparency, I’ve got nothing to hide, I’m not trying to rob anybody, I’ve not robbed anybody of a penny in my life.
“So now you’ve got full transparency, everything is clean and fair. Now Joshua, the ball is really in your court son,” the WBC champion added.
Meanwhile, Joshua was said to have previously insisted that he would sign the contract, but it had to go through his lawyers and management team, Naija News understands.