Via Charles Brun: Tyson Fury has given superstar Anthony Joshua a deadline of today to accept his offer of November 26 or December 3, a 60-40 split and a 50-50 rematch clause.
For Joshua agreeing to Fury’s deadline today was supposed to be an insult to him. If it’s Fury’s goal to try to confuse Joshua and put him in his place, I’m afraid it will fail miserably, and he will look stupid for using a stupid tactic. stupid like that.
Perhaps, if Joshua doesn’t accept Fury’s deal, he’ll go ahead and face someone else in the UK on one of these two days.
Given the raw, giddy and hard-playing tactics Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) is using to try to negotiate with Joshua, I’d say the chances of this fight happening are slim. & do not have.
The way Fury is talking and setting deadlines, he seems confused about who he is negotiating with.
Using get or leave offers & deadlines is something that will work for Fury if he’s negotiating with a simple ham – & – egger candidate who is unpopular and incapable of negotiation judge.
But this is Joshua, and this is the wrong way to negotiate with a fighter of this caliber unless the goal is to get him to turn down the offer, which is likely to happen.
“This is not a mandatory defense measure. This is the noble Tyson, for This is Tyson gives AJ a way back,” Frank Warren told iFL TV. “What he wants to make sure is that there is no problem for the battle against Usyk in February or March, and he needs to be prepared for that.
“Yes, today,” Warren said when asked if there is a deadline for when Joshua must accept the fight. “Let’s get it done. You have today to do it. “
I think it’s probably safe to say that Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn will likely reject the immediate deadline and move on unless Fury changes the date to December 17 and agrees to the rate. 60-40 rematch they want.
“It’s 60-40, pick one of those two dates, and it’s 50-50 for the rematch,” Warren continued. For a guy [Joshua] losing two, that’s a no-brainer.
“People are acting like AJ is an invincible fighter, and this is a must-have defense. Tyson is giving him an opportunity to go back to the big time,” Warren said.