TYSON FURY is 'very frustrated' at the delay in making his fight with Anthony Joshua but is still physically primed, according to his coach.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to officially announce the hotly-anticipated heavyweight showdown on Saturday when fellow Brit Billy Joe Saunders fights pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez in Texas.
The Gypsy King is due to be ringside and could finally see the bout officially confirmed for August 7 in Saudi Arabia after he first revealed a two-fight deal had been agreed in principle last June.
Fury has been training with Sugarhill Steward in Las Vegas with Tommy Lee – a key member of his entourage – leading Joseph Parker to victory over Derek Chisora on Saturday.
And Lee told Sky Sports: "He is frustrated. The end-date was February, then it was March, now we're still going on.
"He's very frustrated that the biggest, most powerful people in boxing can't seem to get the deal done for whatever reason."
Lee allayed concerns the fight could collapse but hinted he was unsure about the effect the prolonged talks could have on Fury despite his great physical condition.
He added: "It's inevitable that it will happen.
"But all this sitting around and waiting? Tyson could have fought in February or March. He's been held up by it. He does like to be active.
"I don't know if it's to his detriment or his benefit that this wait has happened.
"He will be ready to unleash the fury when this fight is on!"
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Fury has not fought since blitzing Deontay Wilder in their rematch in February 2020 but he is not showing any signs of ring rust, according to former middleweight champ Lee.
He explained: "He hasn't stopped training, he hasn't skipped a beat.
"He trains hard anyway. He pushes himself further and further every day.
"You think: 'Where is the ceiling?' But he keeps going and going and going.
"He took the lads up Mount Charleston – Badou Jack, Jesse Magdaleno, some other Mexicans. But they all quit on him. He did seven miles up this mountain, pushing so hard.
"He is physically in great shape."
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