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“I will sign the contract”


Anthony Joshua spent his Saturday night giving back to the community as Tyson Fury threatened to cancel their proposed fight on December 3.

AJ recently returned to the UK after suffering a second straight loss to WBO, WBA and IBF world champion Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia.

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Joshua was humbled by back-to-back losses to Usyk

Despite being on a losing streak, Joshua had the chance to fight for Fury’s WBC world title later in 2022 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

As it stands, Fury and Joshua have publicly agreed terms for a Dec. 3 fight, which includes a 60/40 split in Fury’s favor, with that split increasing to 50/50 in a rematch if “AJ ” won.

However, contracts have yet to be signed for the fight and “The Gypsy King” is growing impatient.

The 34-year-old recently imposed a Monday night deadline on Joshua to sign his half of the deal and insisted he would seek another opponent if his longtime rival missed the deadline.

“Monday is the deadline,” Fury told talkSPORT Fight Night on Saturday.

“If they don’t sign the contract by Monday, he’s out the window and he’ll be exposed for the shit he is!”

Fury spoke to talkSPORT in Manchester on Saturday night

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Fury spoke to talkSPORT in Manchester on Saturday night

While Joshua gave back to his community

While Joshua gave back to his community


Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, who has guided Joshua’s career since turning professional in 2013, says despite Fury’s demands there is ‘zero chance’ the contract will be signed by Monday as there is still work to be done before the fight is made official.

Unfazed by all the drama surrounding his upcoming fight, Joshua traveled to the Meriden Estate in Watford on Saturday night and spent time giving back to his people.

The 32-year-old was filmed handing out gifts, taking photos and shadowboxing in front of a large group of fans before pulling a wad of cash from his bag and handing out cash to people .

AJ then took to social media to address concerns that his proposed fight with Fury was on the verge of collapse.

AJ seems indifferent to Fury's impending deadline

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AJ seems indifferent to Fury’s impending deadline

“I’ve been signing contracts for years,” Joshua said.

“It’s not in my hands, it’s with a legal team. That’s why you hire lawyers.

“If you know the history of boxing, you make sure you understand your legal terms. That’s why you have good management and good lawyers.

“So, of course, I will sign the contract.

“It’s just with a few lawyers a minute.”



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