Matchroom Boxing CEO Frank Smith has branded vs Mahmoud Charr as a ‘terrible fight’. With vs Fury on the rocks, The Gypsy King declared that he will now face the unranked Lebanese heavyweight on December 3 rather than AJ.

Negotiations to stage the all-British showdown are continuing between and George Warren, however, Smith is not convinced it will make it over the line in time for the back end of the year.

“The truth is, do I think it’s likely? No, I don’t think it’s likely and the main reason for that is just the timeframes,” Smith told Boxing Social.

“There’s a lot of things that fall into place to make something like this happen and when you think that December 3 is 9-10 weeks away. For a fight of this size, it’s not the ample time you need; A to promote it and B to get the paperwork done.”

The Gypsy King is now pursuing a fight with Charr, and Smith is less than impressed by the prospect.

“I think it’s a terrible fight and they’ll struggle… I don’t Mahmoud Charr will do any numbers; I don’t think it’s a fight people are excited for but so be it,” he continued.

“We’re not in the promotional business so it’s not really our business where they hold it may sell out an arena, it doesn’t sell a stadium but that’s their business, maybe Tyson Fury thinks he sells out [at the Principality Stadium] against Mahmoud Charr and good luck to him.”