Frank Warren Says Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Will Be Delayed – Fans Need to Wait More Than 3 Months for the Fight

Published 04/15/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The ongoing heavyweight title talks between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua continue to be a source of drama because of the delays in the announcement of an official date. This is despite both sides having confirmed the matchup after signing a deal.

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Tyson Fury has already flown to the USA and has been spotted training for the nearing battle. However, fans cannot see the fight take place anytime in the next three months, as the promoters still have some work to do.

Recently, talkSPORT reporter Michael Benson took to Twitter and revealed the scenario. As per the tweet, Frank Warren doesn’t see the fight taking place before late August and September.

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One prime reason for that can be the absence of AJ’s trainer. According to reports, Rob McCracken will stay in Tokyo with Team GB for the Olympic Games from July 23 to August 8. So, it will deprive the unified champion of his prime trainer for a brief period.

While Anthony Joshua is gearing up for the biggest fight of his career, McCracken’s absence will disrupt plans. So, Warren seems to have postponed the dates, to allow both the champions to head into the fight night on the back of perfect and uninterrupted training camps.

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- A look into the heavyweight battle

After Tyson Fury claimed the WBC title from Deontay Wilder in February 2020, the roots of a heavyweight championship unification emerged. Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua reclaimed his lost belts against Andy Ruiz Jr. in a rematch. He further defended them in style against Kubrat Pulev in December 2020.

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It set the stage for a fight between ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’. While both the champions agreed to meet each other in an all-English clash, we are seemingly a few months away from seeing them collide.

Eddie Hearn has already validated the fight to be confirmed. So, we can expect an official date and venue to arrive onboard soon.

Do you think Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will be the biggest heavyweight showdown of the era? Will fans get to see it in August?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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