Tyson Fury sets Anthony Joshua a TODAY deadline to agree to fight him on November 26 or December 3, with a 60/40 split… but AJ wants a later date and more money from any possible rematch
- A Battle of Britain fight between Tyson Fury and Joshua is currently in the works
- Frank Warren has given Anthony Joshua a deadline today to accept the terms
- The two sides struggle to agree on the date of the possible fight
- Joshua accepted Fury’s offer, but said the fight should take place on December 17th
- However, Fury has hit back and insists the fight can only take place on two dates
Frank Warren has told Anthony Joshua and his team they have until the end of the day to agree to a Battle of Britain clash on November 26 or December 3.
AJ accepted Warren’s offer of a 60-40 split wallet and agreed to the proposed Millennium Stadium location, but asked for the world title fight to take place on December 17 instead.
However, Warren has said Fury’s terms are “more than generous” and they won’t “hang” for AJ, as taking this fight should be a “no brainer” for the boxer who has just suffered his second straight loss.
Frank Warren and Tyson Fury have told Anthony Joshua and his team they have until the end of the day to agree to a Battle of Britain clash on November 26 or December 3.
Speak with iFL TV, Warren said, “We need an answer quickly. Tyson told me again this morning that if they don’t come back with the thumbs up, we’ll move on. We’re not going to hang out. This isn’t going to drag on.
“We just want to fight. Or not. Then everyone knows where he stands. The deadline [for accepting the terms and choosing a date] is today. What is there for them to discuss? Let’s be honest.
Eddie Hearn (left) has received written terms from Frank Warren regarding a Battle of Britain clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua (right)
However, Joshua has requested that the fight take place on December 17 instead of Fury’s suggested dates
“George is talking to Matchroom. Sure they will have their discussions, but the gist of the deal. The key parts of the deal shouldn’t be a problem for them.’
Warren went on to say, “They’ve got the offer. It’s a very good offer. It’s a 60/40 split and I think from Tyson’s perspective it’s a very generous offer as AJ takes two losses. So yes, it is a very generous offer.
“We were originally talking about November 12 when we were trying to get it through at Manchester United. They said it wouldn’t be ready.
The Gypsy King has denied the date change and given AJ a deadline for accepting the deal
Warren said Fury’s terms are “more than generous” and that this fight should be a “no brainer” for AJ (left) – who has just suffered his second straight loss to Oleksandr Usyk (right)
“We have a few days left, it’s November 26 and December 3, so Tyson said he had to pick one of those dates. It’s that simple. That’s where we are.’
Fury also took to Twitter to share a video where Joshua said he had until the end of the day to accept the terms of the fight. He said, Joshua, I haven’t heard from you at all. You never did your thing and said you want this fight or not. I’m going to make a video every hour all f*****g day until I agree or disagree.’
Warren admitted Old Trafford was a potential venue but said it is now ‘dead in the water’
When asked if they would negotiate with Joshua’s team, Warren said, “This is Tyson giving AJ a route back. Like I said, it’s very generous of Tyson.
“It’s a 60/40 split, there’s a rematch clause, and if there’s a rematch, the wallet is split 50/50. They are not negotiable points at all.’
When asked about using Old Trafford as a potential venue, Warren said: ‘Yeah, it was. [an option] but it now lies dead in the water. The important thing is that you bring it down. Everything is not important.
‘Choose one of those dates, it’s 60/40 and then 50/50 for the resit. That is it. For a man who suffers too much loss, it’s a good idea.’
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