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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua contract ‘almost’ but time is running out | Boxing News

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua contract 'almost' but time is running out |  Boxing News

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Reps Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are “working positively” on a contract for the all-British superfight.

But time is of the essence if it is to be completed for the rival heavyweights to box in December.


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George Warren, of Queensberry, Tyson Fury’s UK promoters, said: air sports“We are still talking. At the moment everything is very friendly. We have new conversations this week. We hope we move forward. We are all working hard to make it happen.”

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No deadline has been set for the parties to reach an agreement, but realistically it should be confirmed quickly if a fight of this magnitude is to be fought before December.

“Just a little longer, I’m not going to put a timeline on it. We need to realistically know what we’re doing, what Tyson is doing,” Warren said.

“There are no ifs, buts or maybe, Tyson will be fighting by the end of this year. Time-wise, timetable-wise, for both fighters it looks like it could work. Like I said, we’re talking, everything is very amicable, everything is going well so far and we keep our fingers crossed that we get some good news for British fighting fans soon.”

Matchroom, the company Joshua promotes, has been awarded a contract for the fight but wants to revise certain points in the deal.

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“It’s not unusual to get a contract that you’re not over the moon with — and it wasn’t that they were playing games or anything like that. ‘We’re working positively to try and get that in shape and I I think we’re almost there in terms of the size of that deal,” Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn said iD Boxing.

“[The contract] wasn’t quite what we expected, but that was a few days ago and we’ve had some positive conversations. That reform something, which seems to be positive.”

A major issue to be resolved is the broadcasting rights to the fight as both boxers are tuned to different platforms.

“We still have a long way to go. Obviously the broadcasters need to have their discussion. There’s not much more to say other than that both teams are doing everything they can to find a way to make it happen, within the time frame,” Hearn said.

“We have to act fast because I am concerned that Mahmoud Charr will come out and say he will fight Tyson Fury on December 3rd, but again, all I am being told at this point is that they want to take the fight. If they do that, we’re ready to try and make it happen.”

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