TYSON FURY’s blockbuster showdown with Anthony Joshua threatens to collapse after Eddie Hearn revealed AJ’s camp won’t sign the deal by tomorrow’s deadline.
The British heavyweight duo appeared set for one of the biggest fights in boxing history.
Fury called out AJ and it was agreed that the pair would step into the ring in Cardiff on December 3.
However, the finer details of the paperwork have yet to be completed, meaning nothing has been signed yet.
Fury gave Joshua an ultimatum on Saturday night, telling him to put pen to paper by Monday or he’ll “move on”.
The Gypsy King said: “I was optimistic about three weeks ago but it shouldn’t take that long to sign a deal.
“I’m not waiting for a guy who lost three of his last five fights.”
But Joshua’s promoter Hearn hit back at Fury’s comments by standing his ground.
The Matchroom boss said: “Look, Tyson Fury has no intention of fighting this fight if that’s the route he’s going to take.
“Tyson Fury said he’s retired, Tyson Fury said he’ll give his money to the homeless.
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“And now Tyson Fury is saying, ‘I’m leaving the fight if you don’t sign on Monday.’
“Well guess what? We won’t sign on Monday because we’re meeting on Monday to discuss a number of points within the contract.”
Fury – who was ringside when Joe Joyce knocked out Joseph Parker – has his fights broadcast on BT Sport and ESPN in America, but AJ recently inked an exclusive deal with streaming app DAZN.
The TV station remains one of the last stumbling blocks that could potentially derail the fight, but both sides are poised to negotiate a plan.
But Fury insists his rival Joshua, who suffered a second straight defeat to Oleksandr Usyk on August 20, is in no position to make any demands.
The Morecambe giant also laughed at Usyk’s suggestion that the Brit is trying to duck out of their four-belt decider.
A £125m bid from Saudi Arabia was on the table but on the condition that the fight takes place on December 17 in a bid to trump rivals Qatar’s World Cup final on December 18.
But Usyk refused to rush to another training camp – especially as his country is still under attack from Russia – and has ruled himself out until 2023.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6297338/tyson-fury-anthony-joshua-eddie-hearn-sign-contract/ Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua in doubt as promoter Eddie Hearn says AJ won’t sign deal until Monday