TYSON FURY has confirmed he will fight Manuel Charr after Anthony Joshua missed his deadline to agree a deal.
The Gypsy King, 34, told AJ their proposed fight was OFF after Joshua failed to sign the necessary paperwork before 5pm on Monday.
And he has now announced he will be fighting 37-year-old Charr – who has 33 wins and four losses from his 37 fights – on December 3 instead.
In an Instagram post Fury wrote: “Looking forward to fighting a man who wants to fight and has fire and desire.
“Fought some of the best fighters and now stepping up again. Get in there Charr.”
Charr had challenged Fury to a fight after claiming AJ was likely to withdraw from the proposed bout.
He wrote on social media: “Salam Alaikum, Tyson Fury.
“You know and I know that Anthony p***y boy will not sign the paper tomorrow.
“Take my challenge. I am ready for you.”
Fury blasted Joshua for failing to meet the deadline he set him and said their proposed fight was “officially over”.
The heavyweight world champion said: “Well guys it’s official, D-Day has come and gone.
“It’s gone past five o’clock Monday, no contract has been signed. It’s officially over for Joshua. He is now out in the cold with the wolfpack.
“Forget about it. Idiot. Coward. S***house. Bodybuilder. Always knew it. Always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy King.
“Regardless of what the f*** you’re saying now, I don’t really care. Good luck with your career and your life. End of. Peace out.”
However, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has dimissed his client’s suggestion that there is no chance of a deal being reached.
Warren revealed Fury has lost patience but that the two parties held “positive” talks, with Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn in agreement.
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