Fury calls off fight with Anthony Joshua as deadline expires

Tyson Fury says his proposed heavyweight world-title fight with Anthony Joshua in December is off after his self-imposed deadline expired.

WBC champion Fury, 34, set an ultimatum of Monday for fellow Briton Joshua, 32.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn responded by saying there was “no chance” the contract would be signed by then.

“Well guys, it’s official. D-day has come and gone. It’s gone past five o’clock, Monday. No contract has been signed,” Fury said on Instagram.

“It’s officially over for Joshua. He is now out in the cold with the wolfpack.

“Forget about it. Always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the ‘Gypsy king’.

“Regardless of what you say now, I don’t really care. Good luck with your career, and your life. End of. Peace out.”

Joshua’s team have already verbally accepted Fury’s offer of a 60-40 purse split for a fight on 3 December, and television executives from BT Sport and streaming service DAZN were scheduled to meet on Monday.

“It ain’t in my hands, it’s with a legal team,” Joshua said on Instagram.

Credit: bbc.com


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