TYSON FURY'S dad cast doubt over the fight with Anthony Joshua by insisting an agreement means nothing without a date and venue.
AJ and Fury have already signed paperwork for a two-fight deal.
But boxing fans are still none the wiser where or when the Battle of Britain will take place.
And John Fury reckons people should not be getting ahead of themselves just yet.
Appearing on BT Sport, the former boxer said: "We need to get him out, whether these cowboys get the job sorted which I don't think they're going to do.
"What have they signed? They've signed nothing in my eyes. They've got no date, no venue, no nothing.
"What does it mean if you can't get a date and a venue? What does it mean if no one is willing to put the money up?
"It's all about someone coming forward and saying, 'Right, I'll pay for the fight, I'll stage the fight.' Where are these people?
"That's the position it's in and I don't think they can get it together. It's too big for what's happening and the climate the world is in at the moment.
"I just don't think the timing is right for a fight of that magnitude with the state of the world."
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Fury, 32, has fought just once in the last 18 months – that stunning win over Deontay Wilder in February 2020.
All eyes are on the showdown with Joshua.
The Middle East was expected to host the blockbuster bout in June or July but Eddie Hearn admitted a full Wembley is an alternative if lockdown restrictions are lifted in time.
However, Fury Snr, 56, added his son will get into the ring twice in 2021 regardless of what happens with the 31-year-old WBA, IBF and WBO king.
He continued: "Tyson needs to fight twice this year, with or without AJ.
"Tyson is not bothered by any heavyweight on the planet – he's passed being bothered by this man or that man.
"It's a business for Tyson and we need to move on, get a living properly, sharpen his tools and keep him sharp in case that big night comes knocking.
"But I think they're dragging their heels a bit because they don't want to and I don't blame them."
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