Via Barry Holbrook: Frank Warren confirms on Piers Morgan that Tyson Fury made it clear that he “Enough is enough” with his efforts to establish one with Anthony Joshua on December 3.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) set a 5pm deadline on Monday for Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) to sign his portion of the contract and return it, but he failed to do so. As such, it looks like the fight is over unless Fury changes his mind and decides to give Joshua more time.
Assuming that doesn’t happen, Fury could face Manuel Charr on December 3. The 37-year-old Charr is rated 19 WBC, barely qualifying Fury against.
The logical question is, what does Fury see in Charr (33-4, 19 KOs) that makes him want to fight him rather than someone more known and ranked higher in the Council rankings. World Boxing?
Charr isn’t a household name in the UK or US, and it’s not a fight that would generate a huge amount of interest if Fury chose to fight him.
“Tyson is adamant. He said, ‘Enough is enough.’ Tyson had enough of it. Oh that’s it. He’s the champion, he’s the big guy and he makes the decisions. It’s his decision at the moment,” Frank Warren told Piers Uncensored about the fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.
“Personally, the only way it can happen is if they sign a contract. They didn’t send back the contract with any modifications to it,” Warren said of Team Joshua.
“Ten days go by, you think now you’re going to have something back, and that’s the positive talk today. Tyson is Tyson. He feels he is giving AJ a huge opportunity after two losses and 40%,” Warren said.
Fury will have an easy time beating Charr in December. If that’s the case Fury doesn’t want to take damage ahead of his undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk in early 2023, Charr is the way to go to go.
Charr from Germany won the last five matches against a weak opponent after being knocked down in the fifth round by the heavy cruiser Mairis Briedis in 2015.
Charr’s other losses were to Johann Duhaupas, Alexander Povetkin and Vitali Klitschko. He loses when fighting good opponents, and it’s hard to see why the more famous heavyweights would be interested in fighting him.