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29th Sep 2022

Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua fight is back on in shock U-Turn

Simon Lloyd

Fury says he has been convinced to extend his deadline.

Tyson Fury’s fight with Anthony Joshua appears to be back on after the Gypsy King revealed he has given his blessing for negotiations to continue in a video posted on social media.

Fury had declared earlier in the week that the fight was ‘off’, but has now revealed that promoter Frank Warren has convinced him to extend his self-imposed deadline in order to make the all-British fight happen.

In a video posted to his Twitter, Fury said: “Right, Anthony Joshua, where do we start? So the deadline was Monday, Frank Warren asked me and convinced me to let it carry on for another couple of days.

“Today is Thursday, even though I knew you wouldn’t sign this contract I allowed Frank to continue doing meetings with your team, broadcasters and all that; now we have BT Sport, Dazn and ESPN all on the same page.

“They are happy with everything. They are all ready to rock and roll.

“You guys asked for a lot of stuff. You wanted to be co-promoters when you’re a voluntary challenger, guess what? I said give it to them. Let them be co-promoters.

“You wanted full transparency even though you’re not an equal shareholder in this party. Do you know I said? Give them full transparency. I have got nothing to hide. I’m not trying to rob anybody.

“Now you have got full transparency everything is clean and fair. Now Joshua, the ball really is in your court son. Everything really is done.

“If you’re a man and have some dignity and pride you’ll get this contract signed today. This is it. There are no more days, weeks, months.

“You have had the contract now for over two weeks and you still haven’t signed it. Show the public that you are really a big coward, that I know you are and don’t sign it.

“I don’t care either way if you sign it or not, it makes no difference to me at all. You’re a beaten man and I’m a world champion.”