Warren: Fury Is Still Lineal Champion
With Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder in the midst of negotiating a unification fight, Tyson Fury and his promoter Frank Warren claim either man would still need to beat Fury to be the “true” world’s heavyweight champion.
Fury, who abdicated his throne following issues with drugs, alcohol, and depression, still lays claim to the lineal title.
“Tyson is the best heavyweight out there,” Warren told talkSPORT. “He’s the lineal champion, he never lost his titles in the ring, he gave them up, and now he’s back to get those belts back where they should be.
“No one can consider themselves the true heavyweight champion of the world unless they beat the lineal champion, the guy who never lost the titles in the ring – and that’s Tyson Fury.”
And while Fury has made it known he wants a fight with Joshua and Wilder, he intends to take “baby steps” as he returns to the ring starting in June.
“I’m not in any rush,” he said in an interview with talkSPORT. “I’m in a fantastic place at the minute and I hope to stay there.
” I’ve got the magic man Frank Warren in my corner and we’re just going to take baby steps.”
Fury claims that while “the ultimate goal is to unify the titles again and be the undisputed champion,” he knows that he just need to “get back in the ring.”
“The short-term goal is to get back in the ring, dance beneath the stars and have fun, enjoy it, give the fans something to talk about and give the fans value for money.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene