Warren Rebuffs Joshua Fight Dead Claim, Talks Remain Ongoing But Admits Frustrations

Promoter Frank Warren has rebuffed claims that a prospective fight between WBC world champion Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua is wholly dead but has admitted that his promotional charge Tyson Fury is feeling frustrated with the protracted negotiations. Fury had established a 5 pm deadline for the 26th of September and as the deadline passed Fury took to Instagram to announce that the deal was off the table.

Talking to Talksport, Warren confirmed that he wanted to the deal agreed for today (which now seems unlikely) but confirmed the clock is ticking to reach an agreement for the potential December 3rd encounter.

“We’re trying to get it done by today. We’re working very hard to get it over the line. If everyone agreed everything, it would be a huge undertaking, but we could do it that way," Warren told Talk Sport.

“Tyson has told me what he wants. They’ve had the contract for ten days and he’s lost patience with it. We’re trying to make it work and we had a good meeting today so we’ll see what happens.

“We’re waiting for it [the contract] to come back, it’s not come back, the contract, and we’re waiting for it to come back. We’ve agreed certain things, we’re waiting for it to come back and we’ve been waiting for ten days, so I’ve got no idea. There’s nothing as far as we’re concerned. We thought we’d got it over the line, more or less. They’ve got the contract, they’ve got to come back to us now. There’s been a lot of conversations, but they’ve not come back. My son, George, spoke to the other side and said they’d get it back, so we’re waiting for it still.

“We’re not that far away from December 3. We’ve got to get it up on sale. The venue’s booked but there’s a lot of organization involved.”

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