Tyson Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, has hit out at Anthony Joshua over his “nonsensical” contract demands.
Warren claims someone in Joshua’s camp is trying to “block” the blockbuster world heavyweight bout from happening.
The Gypsy King has set Joshua a number of deadlines for signing on the dotted line to meet him under the roof of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on December 3 – and on Thursday called off the fight for a second time in a week.
“Tyson has become very frustrated by Joshua’s delays.
“But he’s authorised us to keep talking because he knows that unless this huge domestic fight isn’t made now it may never happen,” Warren said.
Fury has continually set deadlines for Joshua to return his contract – and called off their fight for a second time in a week on Thursday after tiring of delays
“It took Joshua and his team including his promoter Eddie Hearn almost two weeks to respond to our contract which guarantees him 40 per cent of the take, which is more generous than Tyson is obliged to offer as the WBC champion.
“They finally came back with alterations which were mostly nonsensical. But we immediately made adjustments and again we are waiting on a reply.
“We hope we are wrong in suspecting that someone on their side wants to block this fight and does not want Joshua to risk a fourth defeat in five fights, which could be damaging at this stage of his career,” Warren added.