Tyson Fury sets Anthony Joshua a deadline of TODAY to agree to fight him on November 26 or December 3, with a 60/40 purse split… but AJ wants a later date and more money from any potential rematch
- A Battle of Britain fight between Tyson Fury and Joshua is currently in the works
- Frank Warren has given Anthony Joshua a deadline of today to accept the terms
- The two parties are struggling to agree on the date of the potential fight
- Joshua has accepted Fury’s offer but he said the fight must be on December 17
- However, Fury has hit back, insisting the fight can only take place on two dates
Frank Warren and Tyson Fury have told Anthony Joshua and his team that they have until the end of the day to agree to a Battle of Britain clash on either November 26 or December 3.
AJ has accepted Warren’s offer of a 60-40 split purse and agreed to the proposed location of the Millennium stadium but asked for the world title fight to take place on December 17 instead. However, Fury denied his request.
Warren has said Fury’s terms are ‘more than generous’ and that they are not going to ‘hang around’ for AJ as taking this fight should be a ‘no brainer’ for the boxer who just suffered his second successive loss.
Frank Warren and Tyson Fury have told Anthony Joshua and his team that they have until the end of the day to agree to a Battle of Britain clash on either November 26 or December 3
Speaking to iFL TV, Warren said: ‘We need an answer quickly. Tyson has told me again this morning that if they do not come back with the thumbs up then we move on. We are not going to hang around. This is not going to drag on.
‘We just want to get the fight on. Or not. Then everyone knows where they stand. The deadline [for accepting the terms and choosing a date] is today. What is there for them to discuss? Lets be honest.
Eddie Hearn (left) has received written terms from Frank Warren over a Battle of Britain clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua (right)
However, Joshua has requested for the fight to take place on December 17 instead of Fury’s proposed dates
‘George is speaking to Matchroom. Of course they will have their discussions but the nucleolus of the deal, the most important 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 is coming off two losses. So yeah, it’s a very generous offer.
‘We originally spoke about the 12th of November as we were trying to get it on at Manchester United. They said it wouldn’t be ready.
‘We have another couple of days, they are the 26th of November and the 3rd of December so Tyson said he has to pick one of those dates. It’s as simple as that. That’s where we are at.’
The Gypsy King has refused to 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 just suffered his second successive loss to Oleksandr Usyk (right)
Fury also took to Twitter to share a video telling Joshua 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 got on your thing and said you want this fight or you don’t. I am going to do a video every hour for the full f*****g day until you agree or don’t agree.’
When asked whether they would negotiate with Joshua’s team on the date of the fight, Warren said: ‘This is Tyson giving AJ a route back. As I said it’s very generous of Tyson.
‘It’s a 60/40 split, there is a rematch clause and if there is a rematch the purse will be split 50/50. They are not negotiable points at all.’
Warren also revealed how Fury had wanted to use Old Trafford as the potential venue but said the Premier League club would not be ready in time. Therefore, the Millennium stadium has been touted as the likely destination.
Warren said: ‘Yeah it [Old Trafford] was [an option] but it’s dead in the water now. The most important thing is get it down. Everything is not important.
‘Pick one of those dates, it’s 60/40 and then 50/50 for the rematch. That’s it. For a guy coming off too losses, it’s a no brainer.’
Warren admitted Old Trafford was a potential venue but said that is ‘dead in the water’ now
It is likely that Joshua will face Fury at the Millennium stadium on November 26 or December 3
Should the fight go ahead, AJ could receive help during his training camp from his former opponent Usyk.
Speaking to Sky Sports via Boxing Scene, Usyk said: ‘If he needs my help, I will go to his camp and help him.
‘He is not 40 years old, he is 33, so he should keep working – Anthony, don’t stop. I understand that he wanted to win against me, but Anthony can’t give up. He must go forward.’
Usyk beat Joshua via unanimous decision to capture the heavyweight crowns at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in September, 2021.
Usyk has sensationally offered to help Joshua ahead of Fury fight after defeating him twice
The 35-year-old then convincingly conquered Joshua in August, weathering a ninth-round onslaught to close the show in the 10th, 11th, and 12th rounds.
Usyk was awarded a split decision win despite out landing Joshua 170 to 124 in the rematch in Saudia Arabia.
Joshua was clearly frustrated by the second beating and had a bizarre post-fight ‘meltdown’ in the center of the ring during Usyk’s celebrations.
As a result, AJ said he would take some time away from boxing to reset and named December as the month he would return to the ring.
It is now likely that Joshua will face Fury at the Millennium stadium on either November 26 or December 3.
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