According To Frank Warren, Tyson Fury Reportedly In Talks For Anthony Joshua Fight
The team of the WBC and lineal Heavyweight Champion is ready to get to work right away. While Tyson Fury will be focusing on other obstacles in his way, it appears they are already setting up shop for an undisputed heavyweight title fight.
On Good Morning Britain, Queensbury Promotions’ Frank Warren discussed plans for a Tyson Fury v. Anthony Joshua bout. Both are heavyweight champions but both have mandatory challengers. While there were rumors of the two bypassing their opposition and going straight to a fight with one another, it doesn’t seem like that’s going to happen. Still, Team Fury is keeping their eye on the prize.
“Look we’ve got no problem with it,” Warren stated about Fury fighting Joshua, via The Sun. “We’ve signed an NDA with a country that are hopefully about to make the fight happen.
“I don’t think the other side want it. I’ve got a feeling in my bones that they do not want the fight.”
Fury (30-0-1) is scheduled to face Doentay Wilder in a trilogy bout. They fought in February in a rematch from their 2018 bout that ended in a draw. In the original fight, Fury survived a twelfth-round knockdown. This time around, Wilder struggled against Fury. Wilder was knocked down twice and was bleeding from around his ears. In the seventh, Wilder’s team threw in the towel, giving Fury the win via TKO.
Wilder exercised his rematch clause after and there are now talks of a fight in November or December between the two.
The WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion in Joshua is set to face off against Kubrat Pulev. Originally set for June, the fight was postponed due to the coronavirus. Looking for a location for the fight, Pulev’s team is adamant that Joshua can’t break the contract that was signed.
Regarding Warren’s statement that Joshua doesn’t want to fight Fury, Joshua has said before he is ready to take him on.
“Yes, come fight me,” Joshua stated. “If you really want to say you’re No 1, come fight me. Let’s get it on. I’ve got the rest of the belts so it only makes sense.”
As far as if it would be difficult to make the fight between Fury and Joshua come to fruition, Bob Arum believes it would only take a day. Even with what may seem like an issue regarding pay, Warren doesn’t see it as a problem, as he believes it will be an even split.