ANTHONY JOSHUA has officially been signed to fight Tyson Fury as the Battle of Britain draws ever closer.
Promoter Frank Warren claimed the paperwork is on its way to AJ’s team as they await a reply for a December 3 WBC title fight in Cardiff.
Warren revealed in his Daily Star column: “The contracts have been sent to Anthony Joshua’s team. They will have arrived on Friday morning.
“Now we’re waiting for them to go through and sign them so we can host one of British boxing’s biggest events.
“Since the death of the Queen, Tyson has been respectful and consulted while we work behind the scenes on the deal.
“The next step was sending out the contracts, which we promised Joshua would arrive soon.
“I don’t think there will be any problems. We all want this fight to happen.”
Both heavyweight stars found themselves in that position last August after agreeing on an undisputed superfight in Saudi Arabia.
But Fury, 34, was ordered by a US referee into a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, 36, which he won in round 11.
Though by then hopes of a reunion with Joshua, 32, had collapsed after a point loss to Oleksandr Usyk, 35.
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The pair met again in Saudi Arabia last month, with Usyk once again emerging victorious.
Fury has called to fight the Ukrainian for all four belts but the pound-for-pound star has ruled himself out until next year.
That prompted the unpredictable Gypsy King to turn his attention to the beaten and injured AJ.
And perhaps willing to try and call a possible bluff, Joshua conceded conditions for a 60/40 split.
Fury, seemingly not fooling around, then ordered his team to make the unlikely deal a reality, with the fight now closer than ever.
Warren said, “The WBC title will be at stake, but it will be just as much about bragging rights between the two.
“We’ve wanted this to happen for years and we’ve been close before, but now seems like the time has come for it to finally happen.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6242992/anthony-joshua-contract-tyson-fury-frank-warren-fight/ Anthony Joshua has been signed by Tyson Fury, confirms Frank Warren as the Battle of Britain fight draws near