Warren: AJ Should Wait Until Fury-Wilder II
According to Tyson Fury’s lead promoter, Anthony Joshua needs to put his mandatories on-hold and focus on unifying the division.
Warren makes that claim just over a month from Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua’s battle for the WBC world heavyweight title fight inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The Queensbury promotions head believes that following his KO loss to Andy Ruiz Jr has exposed Joshua’s weaknesses and can be exploited by his next opponent.
“Everybody knows, and it showed 100% in New York, if he gets clipped on the chin he’ll go.” Warren said of Joshua, who regained his titles. “His tactics were spot on for his last fight, 100%, but he fought a guy who came in 15 or 16lb heavier [than when he won the title] and admits he never trained, by his own admission.
“If I was Anthony Joshua I wouldn’t fight again until we know the winner of this fight – and then make them make that fight.”
“I’d let them strip me of my titles and not fight anybody until the big one,” Warren said of what he’d do if he were Joshua. “The one thing about Pulev – he can whack. Usyk is a small guy, 32 years of age and good boxer.”
“So I would say, I want to fight the winner of our fight [Wilder-Fury II]. Get all the parties together, work something out, maybe some step aside money. That’s what I would do. Because that’s what the public want, they want to know who is the No 1.
“The No 3 and the No 4 fought in Saudi. The No 1 and No 2 are fighting on February 22.”
Report: Boxing Scene