Frank Warren Doubts Joshua vs. Fury Will Take Place In July
Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren has cast doubt on Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury taking place in July.
Joshua and Fury are expected to collide at some point this year. The bout would be contested for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Joshua is the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. Fury holds the WBC and The Ring Titles.
Warren, who promotes Fury in England, told talkSPORT that he feels July and early August are out of reach for Joshua vs. Fury.
“I’m seeing all these various stories, ‘It’s gonna be Wembley on July 24,’ and so forth. But I don’t see how any of that can happen in July or even early August from my perspective.
“Robert McCracken is AJ’s trainer, he’s also our Olympic team’s head coach, so he’s gonna be in Japan – I think the Olympics start on July 23, and I don’t know what the quarantine period is. He can’t be in two places at once. That’s if Robert McCracken’s still training AJ, maybe he’s not training the Olympic squad, I’m not sure. That’s one issue. I don’t believe this fight will go on until – if it’s late August we’ll be very lucky, maybe September.”
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has said he feels Joshua vs. Fury is closer to being made official than ever before. Fury and his father, John, haven’t exactly been sold on the process. Recently, Tyson showed a bit more optimism as location options were being presented to the two heavyweight champions. Time will tell when Joshua and Fury will ultimately share the ring.