Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua: Eddie Hearn claims Fury did not provide a contract for the September fight.
According to promoter Eddie Hearn, Britain’s world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has not delivered a contract to Anthony Joshua in preparation for a September showdown.
Fury, 34, stated on Friday that he would like to face Joshua at Wembley Stadium later this year and had already sent a contract.
“[Fury’s team has] reached out, but no contract has been sent,” Hearn stated.
“We’re negotiating a December fight with [ex-heavyweight champion] Deontay Wilder and an August fight.” We are not willing to change our plans.”
“If our plans don’t come to fruition, we would of course be open to discussing a fight with Tyson Fury,” Joshua’s promoter Hearn said on IFL TV. Anthony Joshua desires a bout with Tyson Fury.
“The good news is that we’re talking, and we’ll see what happens.”
Fury hasn’t fought since retaining his WBC belt against Derek Chisora in December at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
On Instagram, he stated that a battle with Joshua, the 33-year-old two-time world champion, is “a fight everyone wants to see, including myself.”
Fury set a deadline in September that was not met, and at the time stated, “It’s officially over for Joshua.” He’s out in the cold with the wolfpack now.”
A bout with Oleksandr Usyk, the IBF, IBO, WBO, and WBA champion, was planned for 2023 but fell through.
Fury has 33 victories and one draw from 34 fights, while Joshua has 25 wins and three loses in his 28-fight professional record after winning Olympic gold as an amateur in 2012.