Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren isn’t exactly gung-ho over Eddie Hearn announcing the signing of Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Hearn recently spoke to ESPN’s Mark Kriegel and revealed that Joshua and Fury have signed on the dotted line for two major championship fights. Hearn also said a location was still to be determined.
A report from Mike Coppinger of The Athletic revealed that the bout was still far off despite being signed. The holdup is in getting a site deal in the Middle East that will generate over $100 million.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Warren said that it isn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows after Hearn dropped the news that Joshua and Fury have signed on.
“Everybody signed an agreement that there would be no announcements unless they were joint announcements and that came out the blue yesterday. We are all not happy but it is out there now – there is nothing we can do about that.
“But there is a long way to go yet in as much we have to sort out venues. We have a couple venues we are looking at and that is where we are. I believe it will happen when they get in the ring. We’ve still got a way to go. But everybody is on the same page to make this work. We are all collectively working to get a venue sorted now.”
Fury told The Athletic that the road to a clash with Joshua is far from complete.
“Until I’ve got a date, a fight, and a hell of a load of money in my pocket, there’s no fight. Nothing’s actually on until you’re actually in the ring. We’re nowhere near that at the moment.”
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