Via Jim Calfa: Tyson Fury says he wants Manuel Charr for his next fight after giving up his fight against Anthony Joshua when he failed to sign by today’s specified 5pm deadline.
The 37-year-old Charr was not ranked in the top 15 by the WBC, so it is unclear how the fight will be sanctioned by the World Boxing Council.
If all that matters is that Charr (33-4, 19 KOs) is ranked in the top 20, Fury has a winner, but it’s still a really horrendous fight that’s going to see him suffer some sort of humiliation. serious ridicule from fans.
Fury promoter Frank Warren is still working to bring the fight along with Joshua, as is Eddie Hearn. What if the two could get Joshua to sign for the fight in the next day or two?
Will Fury still stubbornly take on Charr, or does he take a masterful approach and face Joshua on December 3? It would be interesting if Fury sticks to his gun and childishly declines the fight against Joshua because he didn’t sign by today’s 5pm deadline. That would be a sign of someone whose ego is out of place.
“The deadline is over, you fools,” Tyson Fury said on social networks. “If I give a bad guy a chance at the time, I hope they will sign when asked. Nuff said. Too bad AJ doesn’t have the ball. “
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“There’s been a lot of positive appeal today among promoters and broadcasters who are working hard to get the game done,” Eddie Hearn said of the efforts to make it happen. Joshua vs. Fury.
“There has been no discussion of a deadline between the parties, but we are moving fast to try and close the deal.”
“He has to be patient for a few more days,” Gareth A. Davies told iFL TV about Fury. “Is Anthony Joshua lenient? Will they understand the devil in the details arranged between the lines of the contract? We don’t know yet.
“Hearn said on Sunday that they would not sign the contract today, but he did say they were working on it. We don’t want to see Tyson Fury fighting Manuel Charr and Anthony Joshua disappearing to fight someone else.
“If it was Joshua-Fury, it would sell out anyway. If it’s Manuel Charr, they need to fight on the road. It’s not a fight I want to see. A water fight for Tyson Fury. He handles Manuel Charr too easily. It’s not really what we want to see.
“We expect them to get it over the line in the next 24, 48 or 72 hours because they need to get it over the line this week,” said Davies.