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Joshua promoter says no contract has been sent from Fury



WBC World Heavyweight Title - Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - December 3, 2022 Tyson Fury celebrates after winning his fight against Derek Chisora Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Promoter Eddie Hearn said on Saturday that reigning world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has not yet sent a contract to fellow Brit Anthony Joshua for a proposed September bout.

Fury said on Friday a contract had been sent to Joshua for a Wembley Stadium showdown.

Hearn begged to differ.

“We have been sent no contract for a fight in September,” he said to IFL TV, but he added there were talks with Fury’s team.

He said Joshua’s team were also negotiating a fight with former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in December and would not alter those plans.


“If our plans don’t come to fruition we would of course be open to discussing a fight with Tyson Fury,” Heard said.

“The Tyson Fury fight is a fight Anthony Joshua wants.”

Fury, 34, has not fought since retaining his title with a 10th-round stoppage of fellow Briton Derek Chisora in December.

Fury has 33 wins and a draw from 34 bouts, while Joshua has 25 wins and three losses in his 28 professional fights.



Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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