By Jordan Ellis
Frank Warren is confident that any remaining issues preventing Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua from being signed will soon be resolved.
The WBC heavyweight champion is growing tired of the drawn-out contract negotiations and has set a deadline of Monday for Joshua to sign to fight him.
Eddie Hearn, who has overseen AJ’s career since he turned professional in 2013, insists there’s ‘no chance’ the fight will be done by that deadline.
However, his long-time rival doesn’t agree and believes that their upcoming meeting should be enough to resolve all of the minor issues that have delayed the ‘Battle of Britain’ being made official for December 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
“The only person who can stop this fight from happening, to be quite honest, is Anthony Joshua,” Warren told talkSPORT in Manchester during Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker.
“We’ve given them nearly everything they wanted, over and above for a guy who is coming off of two losses. So, let’s just get it on. Or if you don’t want the fight, just say so and we can move on. We want it!
“On Monday, I think we’re going to have a meeting and see where it goes from there. We want the fight. I want the fight. I desperately want to get that fight on. Tyson wants it, that’s why such a generous offer was made.”
Hearn has said the contract he was sent for the fight nine days ago was ‘all over the place’ but Warren is confident his team has addressed any issues with the deal.
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“Hopefully we’ll get it over the line. I’m optimistic at the moment because we’ve satisfied every one of the things that they brought up,” he added.
“For me, it’s trivial stuff. All of that, for example, the budget for the undercard, or looking at contracts. They can be involved in every aspect of the show, we haven’t got a problem with that.
“As I say, there’s a meeting on Monday and hopefully we can get it over the line.”
If fight talks between the two teams fall through, it appears that Fury already has a backup opponent ready to go.
Manuel Charr has been loudly calling for a fight with Fury on social media and many believe it is he who will get the next crack at the WBC title later this year.