Joshua accepts Fury’s ultimatum over December showdown

Anthony Joshua has insisted he will sign the contracts to fight Tyson Fury as their Battle of Britain heavyweight showdown moved a step closer.

Fury set Joshua a deadline of Monday to agree to fight him in December at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, something Eddie Hearn had suggested was unreasonable to settle terms.

But in an Instagram Live video, Joshua said: “I’ve been signing contracts for years. It ain’t in my hands, it is with the legal team, that’s why you hire lawyers.

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

“Of course I’m going to sign the contract, it’s just with some lawyers at the minute.”

The fight looks set to be on December 3 with finer details such as the broadcast deal and purse split yet to be finalised.

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