Eddie Hearn says Derek Chisora has been sent a contract for a third fight with Tyson Fury who was in talks to face Anthony Joshua next.
‘Del Boy’ has been beaten twice previously by Fury who is looking for an opponent to defend his WBC heavyweight title against on December 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
‘The Gypsy King’ was expected to face Joshua next and the British heavyweights even agreed financial terms to meet before the fight fell apart at the final stages as the champion set deadlines his potential challenger failed to meet.
On Monday [October 3], Hearn told Matchroom’s YouTube channel: “People surely aren’t thick enough to [not] see that Tyson Fury has called two deadlines on this fight and the fight has passed in Tyson Fury’s deadlines.
“People talk about putting up barriers, we sent our final draft contract back to sign.
“They want to appoint their partner as an arbitrator, that sort of stuff doesn’t work.
“We get another [deadline], Tyson Fury says, ‘We’re telling you now, the fight is off unless you sign [today].”
According to the Matchroom Sports Chairman, Chisora and ‘other fighters’ have received offers to fight Fury later this year, seemingly bringing an end to a British blockbuster with Joshua, for now.
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“On Friday, Derek Chisora received a contract for the Tyson Fury fight, so have other fighters,” Hearn added.
“So in our mind, he’s not fighting Anthony Joshua.
“We’re more than happy to continue those conversations, but what we’ve been told is the deadline has passed.
“Don’t blame Anthony Joshua for Tyson Fury pulling the plug twice on this fight.”
Fury and Chisora built a friendship after sharing the ring with each other in 2011 and 2014. However, they fell out earlier this year when ‘War’ publically backed Dillian Whyte to beat his pal
“I’m willing to put my house on it. I’m willing to put my house on Dillian Whyte knocking Tyson Fury out,” Chisora told talkSPORT.
“Look at your faces in the studio! Tyson is my mate and I know he’s listening – Tyson, you’re going to get knocked out.”
Chisora picked up one of the biggest wins of his career in July when he beat Kubrat Pulev to revive his career after suffering three straight defeats.
Now, he’s seemingly in line for a world title shot against one of the biggest names in boxing.