Tyson Fury posted polls across his social media pages on Friday afternoon, asking his fans whether they believe Anthony Joshua will sign to face him next.
The undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO heavyweight world title fight appears to be closing in on a done deal, though the ‘Gypsy King’ remains sceptical.
Fury tweeted: “Does AJ have the balls to fight me?”
There were two options on the poll for his fans – “Yes he does and will,” or, “No he will find a way out.”
He replicated the same poll on Instagram.
A slight majority voted for the negative option on each platform.
Regardless, AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn has said that he cannot envisage a scenario in which AJ vs Fury does not happen next.
Hearn told the Boxing News Podcast: “There will be some [minor issues] when you go down to the changing rooms and that.
“But that’s stuff that you work through to resolve it.
“When you talk about Deontay Wilder vs Joshua [negotiations], we never even had a draft contact.
“With this it’s – all the points have been discussed, the contract’s been drafted, it’s been received, it’s going backwards and forwards with minor points.
“I actually don’t see any way this fight falls apart.
“Subject to the world just falling on its a***, which can happen!
“But we have no Plan B, which is quite unusual.
“Normally you’d go, ‘If this don’t go through, we’ll take this fight or we’ll do that.’
“We are just like, ‘This is happening.’ And he is in exactly the same boat.
“Fury ain’t looking at any other fight, nor are Top Rank and we’re not either.”