Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in 'last chance' talks to seal British blockbuster and contracts could be sent NEXT WEEK | The Sun
EDDIE HEARN is ready to send Tyson Fury a contract proposal by NEXT WEEK to finally seal a fight with Anthony Joshua.
The pair of heavyweight superstars have tried and failed in the past to commence a blockbuster Battle of Britain bout.
They even had an agreement in place to fight last December until talks once again collapsed.
Joshua, 33, now returns on Saturday against Jermaine Franklin, 29, in his must-win comeback bout.
Meanwhile Fury, 34, has been left in the lurch after his proposed title unification with Oleksandr Usyk, 36, suffered a similar KO.
Hearn wants to capitalise by pitting AJ against the Gypsy King at last and reveals talks with the opposing side has already started.
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He said: “I have had talks this week with George Warren and fundamentally the original contract is still in place and we all know that the timing is perfect now, as it happens because of the circumstances with Usyk.
"This is the very last chance for this huge fight to happen. I expect to be exchanging pilot contracts with Queensberry soon.
"Maybe as early as next week. AJ knows there’s a big opportunity. At last. So much at stake now, but he also has his total focus on Franklin.”
Despite Hearn's hope, Fury's promoter Frank Warren hit back to talkSPORT: "It was a 30-second conversation.
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"We've not even discussed with Tyson. Really annoyed about that. 'Contracts in the next week', absolute b****cks."
Joshua is coming off consecutive losses to Usyk, where he lost and failed to regain the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
And the unbeaten Ukrainian wanted to take the trio of titles into a first-ever four-belt heavyweight unification with Fury.
But the proposed April 29 undisputed decider at Wembley was scrapped after a row over the financials for a potential rematch.
Fury has taken much of the blame for the breakdown of the bout and AJ is ready to help his great rival gain redemption.
Joshua said: "There's no better time to get Fury in the ring than now because he needs me to redeem himself from this circus, this letdown.
"He needs me so there's no better time than for him to call my name out and I'm someone that will take on any challenge."
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