Frank Warren Reveals Holdup With Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury
Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren has revealed a minor holdup with making Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury official.
Joshua vs. Fury is expected to take place sometime this summer. Both sides have said that the bout is pretty much a done deal with some minor details to be hammered out. Warren has revealed what the slight holdup is.
During an interview with Nick Parkinson, Warren revealed that COVID-19 is what’s preventing the heavyweight title unification bout from being announced sooner (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“The fight is very close to being done now. It’s all COVID-19 related but I think it will go on some time in June, latest July. It’s going to be a two-fight deal, and it depends what happens in the first fight and agreement of all parties as to where and what happens after that.
“There are a number of territories that want to put it on but COVID is in their areas now. But I still don’t think it will happen in the UK, it will go where the most money will be made. It’s a big fight and they need to make the most money from it because the loser could be finished.”
Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. Fury is the WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion. There was initial concern that hopes for an undisputed title bout would be derailed as Oleksandr Usyk is the mandatory WBO Title challenger. Ultimately, Usyk stepped aside and is expected to meet Joe Joyce for the interim WBO gold.