Mahmoud Charr, the former secondary heavyweight titlist, was led to believe that he has a shot at the division’s top dog Tyson Fury. The Briton has mentioned Charr as a possible opponent for a planned December 3 lineal/WBC heavyweight championship title defense.
The claim was offered while have lingered on for a more publicly desired showdown with countryman Anthony Joshua in what would serve as the biggest bout in UK boxing history.
Talks on the all-British superfight appear to have reached a dead end, while Charr—who has reportedly signed to fight Fury—has grown impatient and frustrated with Fury’s actions.
It appears that the fight very likely won’t take place next, or at least not as soon as December 3. What is lost on Charr is why the agreement he signed hasn’t yet translated into the title shot he feel he deserves.
Two wins have come in the aftermath of the sordid ordeal to extend his current five-fight win streak. However, the 37-year-old Syrian heavyweight—who lives in Cologne, Germany—still emerged as an unlikely candidate in the championship sweepstakes. After months of remaining undecided on whether he was really retired, Fury (32-0-1, 23KOs) is equally indecisive on the next opponent for what would be the third defense of his second title reign.
“Fury, you duck my challenge,” insisted Charr. “AJ is (scared) and coming (off two losses). Why should (you) give him a chance?”.