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Tyson Fury calls off super fight against Anthony Joshua

Don't expect an all-British heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua this year. Because all the hype and the rumors regarding the all British super heavyweight clash has been called off by the Gypsy King.

"The Gypsy King" took to social media today to announce that he will be exiting the talks after a self-imposed 5 p.m deadline. The contract signing deadline of Monday has passed. Fury set the deadline on Friday and announced that he would look into other options for his next fight.

“Well guys, it’s official. D-day has come and gone,” Fury (32-0-1, 23 knockouts) said in an Instagram video on Monday.

“It’s officially over for Joshua. He is now out in the cold with the wolf pack. Forget about it.”

Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), who is coming off back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk, had previously stated that his side had agreed to the terms of the fight, and said in an Instagram live video on Sunday that he intended to sign the contract but that the bout agreement was being reviewed by his legal counsel.

“It ain’t in my hands – it’s with a legal team. That’s why you hire lawyers,” said Joshua, who is two years younger than Fury at 32.

The deadline was missed despite Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, saying there was "no chance" the contract would be signed by Monday while it was being reviewed.

Fury, the lineal and WBC champion, most recently defeated Dillian Whyte in six rounds at Wembley Stadium in April. Fury announced his retirement from boxing shortly after, but was almost immediately back to talking about future fights. Fury had publicly called for a fight with Usyk, the newly crowned RING heavyweight champion, but Fury claimed Usyk was "running, hiding" after a similar deadline to make the fight passed on September 1.

Let us know what do you guys think about the match up between Fury and Joshua? Does that fight still happen?


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