- WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pleaded with Anthony Joshua to sign the contract for their fight today
- Fury said his fellow Briton's demands have been met, but Joshua has mysteriously delayed signing the deal
- Joshua said earlier this week that he will eventually sign the contract when legal obstacles are removed
Although he set a contract signing deadline this past Monday, Tyson Fury appears to have offered an extension to Anthony Joshua to put pen to paper and get ready for the 'Battle of Britain'.
Fury explained to Joshua in a video that he allowed his promoter Frank Warren to speak to Joshua's team although the deadline had passed. Joshua recently stressed that he would sign the deal.
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In a video posted on his Twitter account, Fury told Joshua that he was throwing him a bone since he had suffered a disappointing defeat last month to Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua had accepted a 60/40 purse split in favour of the WBC champion but is yet to make the fight official.
Fury pleads with Joshua to sign the deal
The 34-year-old is not happy with Joshua, who he believes made many demands which have been fulfilled to his satisfaction. He says everything is in Joshua's hands.
"Everything is clean and fair. Now, Joshua, the ball is in your court, son. Everything is done. If you are a man and got any sort of dignity and pride about you, you’d get this contract signed today."
“There is no more days, weeks, months. You’ve had the contract for over two weeks and you still haven’t signed it."
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“I don’t care either way if you sign it or don’t. It makes no difference to me at all. You are a beaten man, and I’m a world champion."
If it becomes official, the fight between the two British heavyweights is set to become one of the most lucrative fights in boxing history. Joshua's status as the best heavyweight boxer in the world tanked massively after the defeat to Usyk, according to the BBC.
Joshua vows to sign the contract
Sports Brief earlier reported on Joshua promising to sign the contract for the bout but cited legal hurdles preventing him from doing so.
Joshua's defeat last month to Usyk in Saudi Arabia was not a positive look on the 32-year-old, and if he cannot beat Fury in their potential fight, retirement may be looming.