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Eddie Hearn dismisses Tyson Fury’s cryptic warning over Anthony Joshua deadline

Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom

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Eddie Hearn insists there is no official deadline for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury to secure their undisputed heavyweight clash. Joshua and Fury signed contracts for their showdown last month. However, the date and location are still yet to be finalised. Fury posted a cryptic tweet to plunge the fight into serious doubt.

The WBC champion said: “Three days left, the clock is ticking”.

Hearn has been left bemused by messages from Fury.

“It’s strange. It’s almost like they don’t want the fight,” Joshua’s long-time promoter told Daily Star Sport. “We’re out there grafting away trying to get a site deal and they’re basically saying there’s no interest. There’s plenty of interest.

“We know its tough at the moment, it’s not an ideal time. But we’d just like a bit of support! You don’t see AJ going, ‘Oh you’ve only got a couple of days. This ain’t happening!’

“We’re doing everything we can. They’ll both be presented with offers, then it’ll be up to them to discuss with their teams which ones they want to accept and which ones they don’t. Then we’ll get the fight made.”

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