Heavyweight star Tyson Fury
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The "Battle of Britain" in the boxing ring between the heavyweight stars Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has apparently burst.
This was announced by the WBC champion Fury on Instagram.
Despite a verbal agreement a few weeks ago, Joshua missed a deadline to sign the contract on Monday.
"It's official," Fury said in a video: "It's Monday after 5 p.m., no contract has been signed.
It's officially over for Joshua.' After Joshua hesitated to sign, Fury had set a deadline.
Joshua has not yet commented.
The fight between the two Britons was actually scheduled for December 3rd.
The eccentric Fury, who had recently been noticed more often with thoughts of resignation, had challenged ex-world champion Joshua on social media at the beginning of September.
A few days later, its management had actually announced that it had accepted "all the conditions" for a duel.
After two defeats against the Ukrainian Alexander Usyk, former champion Joshua is without a championship belt.
Fury had already reacted to Joshua's hesitation with clear words, insulted the ex-champion as a "little sausage" and made it clear that he "couldn't wait forever for a guy who lost three of his last five fights".
After his last defeat against Usyk, Joshua also caused a scandal with some confused statements.