Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Fight OFF As AJ Misses Contract Deadline

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

It seems that the highly anticipated fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is now officially off. Despite both Team Joshua and Team Fury working hard to get the dead over the line, it seems ‘The Gypsy King’ has lost patience and is exploring other avenues now as ‘AJ’ didn’t sign the contract on time.

Fury gave Joshua a deadline of 5pm on Monday 26th September to sign the contract, which was never realistic. Both Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren, the two promotors of the fighters, held positive meetings yesterday and are confident in getting the fight over the line, regardless of what Fury is saying.

Fury vs Joshua Fight In Danger Of Being Called Off After Joshua Misses Fury’s 5PM Deadline

After boxing fans had began to get their hopes up that we were going to see a huge heavyweight world title fight between the two best fighters in Britain’s money division, it looks like this mightn’t be the case anymore. Tyson Fury has insisted that the fight is now off, after giving Anthony Joshua a 5pm deadline on Monday 26th September to sign the contract for the fight by.

Of course, it was never likely that Joshua would sign the contract in such a short period of time, but the former two-time heavyweight champion of the world most definitely still wants the fight. Knowing that it was impossible to get a contract signed by Fury’s deadline, Joshua himself took to social media with a rap video. He changed the words and was saying for Fury to wait a bit longer, whilst Team Joshua iron out the finer details of the contract with Team Fury.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua looks in jeopardy now with the WBC World Heavyweight Champion insisting that ‘AJ’ has missed the boat and will not get the chance to fight Fury on December 3rd.

All of the negotiations looked to be going swimmingly, with Fury and Joshua agreeing a 60/40 purse split in favour of the Morecambe man. A date of 3rd December at the Principality Stadium in Wales was agreed between the two heavyweight, with only the TV channel and broadcast deal left to be settled.

However, fast forward two weeks and it looks like the fight is off. Over the weekend, Fury was in attendance at Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker in Manchester, giving several interviews saying that Joshua only had until Monday to sign the contract, or else there would be no fight.

Fury took to Instagram yesterday, further emphasising his point that he will not extend the deadline for ‘AJ’:


Despite ‘The Gypsy King’ seeming to get very impatient with Joshua, there have reportedly been some really positive talks between both Matchroom Boxing and Queensberry Promotions.

Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Joshua, and Frank Warren, the promoter of Fury, met yesterday (Mon 26th Sept) to discuss the fight and try an iron out a few minor details in the contracts.

It looks like both teams are trying extremely hard to get the fight over the line, but that it is only Fury himself who is having none of it and is exploring other avenues for a fight before the end of the year.

With Joshua missing Fury’s deadline of 5pm yesterday, ‘The Gypsy King’ took to social media straight away insisting that the fight is now most definitely off. Fury says that Joshua had the opportunity of a lifetime, another shot at becoming heavyweight champion of the world, despite losing three of his last five fights.

The undefeated champion is adamant that Joshua has missed the deadline, there are no extensions and the Fury vs Joshua fight is not going to happen now at all.

Fury took to Instagram yesterday with this message to the former two-time heavyweight champion, saying that the fight is not happening:


Only time will tell what happens next with the Fury vs Joshua contract negotiations. Will Fury give Team Joshua more time to sign the contract? Will Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren agree to a TV deal and make the fight official? Who knows what it going to happen next on this roller-coaster of a fight!

One thing is for sure and that is that boxing fans from all corners of the globe are desperate to see this fight happen. So fingers crossed everything gets sorted and we see Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua walk to the ring at the Principality Stadium on December 3rd.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Early Odds

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Here is a list of Virgin Bet‘s prices for the potential fight between AJ and Fury:

Boxing Bet Odds Bookmakers
Tyson Fury 2/9 Virgin Bet logo
Anthony Joshua 3/1 Virgin Bet logo
Draw 16/1 Virgin Bet logo

Odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change

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