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Boxing: Fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is on the brink

2022-09-25T10:28:38.878Z

Actually everything seemed clear, on December 3rd the British heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are supposed to fight each other. But Joshua is apparently hesitant – and his competitor mocks him for it.



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Tyson Fury before his fight against Dillian Whyte in April: He likes to portray himself as a king

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The supposedly already decided "Battle of Britain" in the boxing ring between the heavyweight stars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua falters again.

Despite the verbal agreement a few weeks ago, Joshua is hesitant to sign the contract.

Fury has therefore now set a deadline for Monday.

"If it's not done by Monday I'll move on," Fury said in a video: "I'm not going to wait forever for a guy who's lost three of his last five fights.

He's lucky that I'm giving him a chance to win the World Championship.« The fight between the two Britons is scheduled for December 3rd.

In another video, Fury, who calls himself Gypsy King, insulted his opponent several times and called Joshua, among other things, a "little sausage".

The 34-year-old WBC champion, who vacillates between genius and madness as well as between retiring and continuing, challenged former world champion Joshua on social media in early September.

Its management announced a few days later that it had accepted "all the conditions" for a duel.

"Hopefully they keep their word and don't make excuses," said Fury's promoter Frank Warren.

From Joshua's side, there were "apparently a handful of questions to be resolved."

Former heavyweight champion Joshua, 32, is without a championship belt after two losses to Ukraine's Alexander Usyk.

After his last defeat so far, he grabbed the microphone and caused a scandal with some confused statements. 

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Source: spiegel

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