Frank Warren: We’re Not Far Off From Announcing Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury
We could be on the verge of seeing an official announcement for Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury.
Joshua and Fury are two of the top heavyweights in the world. Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. Fury is the WBC and The Ring Heavyweight Champion. Many are hoping that boxing gets its first undisputed heavyweight title fight in a long time.
Queensberry Promotions’ Frank Warren told ESPN that he doesn’t anticipate fight fans to wait much longer for Joshua vs. Fury to be made official.
“We will see it this year, we are at a stage where we are not far off getting it done and announcing it.”
Warren also said that all sides are still gearing up to draft contracts and that a location hasn’t been determined, although there are options.
“There’s a will to make it work. No contracts have been exchanged, we are looking at getting a draft. There are a few venues but nothing concrete at the moment. I very much doubt it will be in the UK because of COVID, and it will be a two-fight contract.
“The Deontay Wilder arbitration hasn’t been resolved and we feel comfortable in our position. The TV is being worked on and it will be resolved. Usyk and Joe Joyce will fight for the WBO interim title, the winner of Fury-Joshua will eventually have to fight the winner of that fight [Usyk-Joyce].”
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn and Warren appear to be in agreement on the UK situation. Due to the banning of large gatherings, Hearn said both Joshua and Fury would need to take a pay cut in order to fight in the UK.