Tyson Fury urges Anthony Joshua to sign fight contract by Thursday

Josh lost the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF belts to Oleksandr Usyk in September 2021, but Fury still holds the WBC title.

Tyson Fury has urged Anthony Joshua to “give the British fans what they want” and sign a contract for a world heavyweight title fight in December.

The WBC champion, 34, gave Britain’s Joshua, 32, an ultimatum to sign by Monday, but said on social media that he has extended the deadline until Thursday.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn said he was “no chance” The contract would be signed by Monday.

“The ball is in your court, it’s all done,” Fury said.

“We have [broadcasters] BT, DAZN and ESPN are all on the same page, happy with everything.

“If you have any dignity and pride in you, you will sign this contract today.

“I’m throwing you a huge bone, but I know I can punch your face in, so I’m willing to give it a chance. Let the British fans do what they want.”

Joshua’s team have already verbally accepted Fury’s 60-40 purse split offer for the December 3 fight, with TV executives from BT Sport and streaming service DAZN due to meet on Monday.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren urged Joshua’s team to end the deal.

“I want them to pick up the phone, hand over the contract, get their lawyers to talk to our lawyers and order them to get it over with, it’s not rocket science,” he said on Talksport.

“He [Joshua] he is a fighting man. The WBC champion made you an offer, how can you refuse?

Last month Joshua he did not recover WBA (Super), WBO and IBF belts in a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, losing on a split decision.

Ukrainian Usyk, 35, has said he plans to fight three more fights before retiring, including a unification with Fury, but Joe Joyce is now the mandatory challenger for Usyk’s WBO title. beat Joseph Parker on Saturday.

It was one of Fury’s last fights sixth-round knockout to Britain’s Dillian Whyte in April

Banner Image Reading Around the BBC - BlueFoot - Blue