23.09.2022
Tyson Fury claims Anthony Joshua STILL hasn’t signed his contract to face him on December 3

Tyson Fury has claimed Anthony Joshua is yet to return his contract to finalise their Battle of Britain clash in Cardiff this December – slamming him as a ‘s**thouse bodybuilder’ and accusing him of not having the b****cks’ to face him.

Fury and Joshua looked set to finally clinch a deal to stage one of the most anticipated fights in boxing history after the Gypsy King offered the struggling fighter a shot at his WBC belt at the Millennium Stadium later this year.

Joshua immediately said he was interested and instructed his management group 258 and Matchroom to negotiate terms – with his promoter Eddie Hearn confirming they had accepted their offer for a 60-40 split.

Fury’s promoter Warren said a contract had been sent to Joshua’s team and both sides suggested there was little standing in the way of a full agreement – but Fury has now revealed potential problems standing in the way of a mega fight with his claim that Joshua has gone silent.

In a rant on his Instagram, Fury first took aim at Usyk for saying he was ‘scared of him’, before turning his attention to Joshua.

‘Usyk you little s**thouse,’ he said. ‘You little s**tbag. Talking s***e – I’m afraid of you? I’ll put my fist through the side of you little sausage.

‘And of all the s***houses, that big bodybuilder Anthony Joshua – that’s a proper s***house that is. Haven’t signed the contract for I don’t knows how long and ain’t signing it. You little sausage.

‘You don’t want to fight, your manager’s a sausage I’ve never seen anything like you. However, I will be fighting on December 3rd if this sausage doesn’t sign the contract, and I don’t think he is [going to].

‘I don’t think he’s got the b****cks to because he’s a s**thouse. Both of you, a pair of sausage shithouses. Joshua is a s**thouse, Usyk is a s**thouse, youz are all s**thouses.’

This week Warren confirmed Joshua’s camp had not yet returned their contract, but said he saw no reason why the fight would not be finalised.

‘No. It’s not signed yet,’ he said. ‘We’re waiting for them to come back to us. But I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be signed.

‘The main crux of the negotiations are the splits which are agreed – 60/40. There’s a rematch clause which is agreed – 50/50.

‘The big problem was when the fight would take place, it’s December.

‘To give everybody comfort we’ve even said that they can be involved in all the broadcast contracts, sponsorships and everything, so they can see that everything’s above board.

‘That side of it, we satisfied any worries they may have. There’s no worries about payment because they will get paid direct from the respective TV companies, so that side of it’s sorted out.’

Joshua’s promoter Hearn previously said broadcasting may be the only thing standing in the way of putting the fight on – but said the main reason for the delay was that his team were ‘rectifying’ small details in hte contract.

‘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. It’s just really down to the format of the agreement, which is being rectified and we’re working positively to try and get that in the right shape and I think we’re nearly there in terms of the format of that agreement,’ Hearn told iD Boxing.

‘[The contract] wasn’t really as we expected, but that was a few days ago and we’ve had some positive conversations. Reshaping that slightly, which seems to be positive.’

‘We’ve still got a long way to go. Obviously, the broadcasters have got to have their discussion. There’s not a lot more to tell you other than both teams are doing everything they can to try and find a way to make it happen, within the timeframe.’

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