By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury took to social media on Friday to express that Anthony Joshua did not sign his end of the contract to face him on December 3 in the UK. Fury went on an expletive-filled tirade today, ripping apart Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
Eddie Hearn says that there are still issues in the contract that need to be restructured before they can move forward.
The problem is that there is not much time to solve the problems before December quickly. Hearn says that their time may be up and the fight may not take place in December.
Joshua wants the Fury fight, but it might not be possible to deal with the many issues in the contract before December.
“There were a lot of things that weren’t right with the contract. It’s not unusual,” Eddie Hearn told Secondsout. “Since then, we have had positive conversations and have restructured that contract. Time is of the essence.
“They are pressuring us to move on. Obviously, we also need things to be right. Nor do we seek to be difficult. Everything is moving in the right direction. Joshua wants the fight. He is training for the fight.
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“Could time stop us? Maybe. I hope not. It depends on how fast everyone moves and how serious they are too. From our point of view, we are not playing games here. He’s ready to take the fight.
“That’s an issue for sure, and it’s a little bit out of our hands,” Hearn said of the broadcast rights to the Fury vs. Joshua. I’m talking about the hands of Matchroom and Queensbury because BT and DAZN have to come together and figure that out.
“ESPN in the United States, the same. No one is saying, ‘We’re not going to do that.’ We’re not going to have those talks,’ but the contract has to be right at the same time.
“Overall the talks have been good and everyone is working on trying to get it done. I think in an ideal world, that’s sensible,” Hearn said when told that Joshua’s trainer, Robert Garcia, would like him to make some adjustments before facing Fury.
“You are coming off two losses with another great heavyweight. Also, we may never get a chance to fight Tyson Fury again, and AJ has always wanted to fight Tyson Fury. So he is now ready to take on that challenge.
“We think he can beat him. Otherwise, we wouldn’t be taking the fight. Of course, we’d like to come in with a couple of wins, but also, maybe this is a good time to fight because they think it’s a good time to fight Anthony Joshua.
“Maybe they’re right, but AJ wants to take on the challenge. He wants to fight Tyson Fury. He believes that he can beat him. We are all inside. No one on the team is saying, ‘Oh, let’s not do it.’ We have made the decision, and we are trying to make it happen.
“We do not have much time. Going into a fight against Tyson Fury, it’s best not to start changing things up again and go back to the beginning. Robert Garcia is a good coach, he did well in camp and we’ll see how that plays out,” Hearn said.