Frank Warren Comments On Potential Tyson Fury Vs. Anthony Joshua Fight
Earlier today, Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn announced plans are in place for Tyson Fury v. Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship. The two have agreed in principle for a bout sometime in 2021, possibly in the summer.
Nothing has been guaranteed as of now, especially with both fighters dealing with mandatory challengers. Fury himself posted a happy message on social media, thanking Daniel Kinahan for getting something done. In response, MTK Global and Queensberry Promotions head Frank Warren decided to add his two cents.
Via a release, Warren’s team stated the following:
“We can confirm negotiations have taken place between Eddie Hearn and Tyson’s advisor Daniel Kinahan. Both Queensberry and Top Rank, as Tyson’s exclusive promoters, and MTK Global, his management team, agreed that this would be the best way forward due to the existing relationship between Eddie and Daniel.
“At this point, we can confirm no contracts have been signed between any of the concerned parties, nor have any specifics been agreed regarding venues, dates, and numerous other key terms. Both sides do accept that any prospective fight will demand a 50/50 split and both sides accept there will be a rematch.”
Official statement regarding Tyson Fury/Anthony Joshua talks 📝 pic.twitter.com/cUrtZaA7b7
— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) June 10, 2020
The statement went on to say that negotiations will continue in order for the fight to become official.
Warren has been one of the many people trying to get this fight to come to fruition. Recently, he stated that Fury’s team has signed an NDA and that all that they are waiting on is Joshua. The current WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion has yet to comment on the situation.
One of the factors involved in the fight taking place is if Fury can defend his WBC Heavyweight Title against Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout. The fight is currently scheduled for around November or December. Warren, however, doesn’t think the fight will happen until early 2021.
Keeping busy when it comes to creating fights, Warren has a plan for his promotion. He recently stated that Queensberry could return to action around July. Once everything is settled with the British Boxing Board of Control, Warren could produce boxing events once a week.