Joshua had said on Sunday he will sign the contract to fight Fury after the WBC champion issued an ultimatum.
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Fury set Joshua’s camp the ultimatum on Friday night, insisting if the deal cannot be done he will walk away and find another opponent for his next WBC title defence.
Speaking at the Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker fight in Manchester, Fury stated that AJ is yet to agree to a deal.
Fury recently offered his fellow Briton the chance to challenge him for the WBC title before the end of the year.
Wilder, 36, returns for the first time since his back-to-back knockout defeats to Tyson Fury when he faces former sparring partner Helenius on October 15. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ considered hanging up his gloves after losing twice to Fury, but announced his return by insisting the heavyweight division needs an American champion to thrive again.
So says Deontay Wilder’s trainer, Malik Scott, who believes Anthony Joshua can take down the “arrogant” Gypsy King.
On Tuesday, Joshua’s management confirmed they will accept Fury’s 60/40 purse split offer to set up a clash with the Gypsy King for the WBC world heavyweight title on December 3. The bout will be contested at the Principality Stadium in Wales.
Fury, the WBC champion, made the offer to his British rival last week, saying he would accept a 60-40 purse split in order to seal the contest.
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Hearn said the fight could take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on December 17, 2022.
The highly-anticipated fight between the two could now be in doubt after the Gypsy King stated that he is not happy with Joshua’s response to the fight negotiations.
Earlier this week, Fury took to social media to publicly offer Joshua a shot at the WBC title, after it was suggested that Oleksandr Usyk does not intend to return to the ring until next year.
On Monday, Fury posted a video on social media proposing a title fight with Joshua, who is coming off last month’s points defeat in his rematch with WBA, WBO, IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) has lost three out of his last five fights and is in a position now where he cannot afford a fourth defeat.
Usyk outpointed Joshua in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, 11 months after earning his first decision win against “AJ”.
Joshua put in a much-improved performance from his first defeat to Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 11 months ago
The only belt missing from Usyk’s collection is Fury’s WBC strap, which he has retained despite insisting he is retired
Rather, Joshua, after the result was announced, slammed on the floor two of the four belts and stormed out of the ring
But Joshua’s performance was marred by his post-fight actions when he picked up two of the four belts on offer, slammed them on the canvas and stormed out of the ring in anger
Joshua is set to rematch Ukranian Oleksandr Usyk in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, less than a year after suffering a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to the former cruiserweight in September.