Frank Warren Slams ‘Stupid Comments’ Regarding Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury: “Why Wouldn’t You Want That Fight?”

Published 05/26/2021, 10:00 AM EDT
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: Tyson Fury looks on as promoter Frank Warren speaks during a press conference on April 26, 2018 at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England. Fury is due to make his competitive comeback on June 9. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


The biggest heavyweight fight of all time between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury failed to materialize after much rigmarole and discussions. Right from contracts to official signings and purses, everything pertaining to this matchup was set. However, Fury’s long-time rival, Deontay Wilder, poured cold water on Fury and Joshua’s teams’ efforts.

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Recently, in an interview with Seconds Out, Frank Warren shed some light on the entire scenario. He said, “All this rubbish that’s going down about, you know ‘we didn’t really want it’. I mean what planet are people on to even come out with stupid comments like that?” 

“Why wouldn’t you want that fight? It’s just stupid. It’s just been handled, you know it’s just a mess, and it’s unfortunate. But it is where it is.”

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In his above interview, Warren even admitted that this fight was financially in the interest of fighters, promoters, and everyone. That said, canning this fight didn’t work well in anyone’s favor.

Due to the court’s decision, Fury and Wilder will have to settle their trilogy bout by September 15, 2021. With that, even Joshua will have to honor his WBO mandatory defense against Oleksandr Usyk.

Until and unless both Joshua and Fury (30-0-1) get past their current hurdles, the probabilities of them fighting each other seem to be pretty slim.

When will the fans really get to see the heavy collision between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury?

If ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ get past their above-mentioned opponents, then their promoters can get together and seek to book a 12-round war towards the end of the year.

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More than anyone else, both the British warriors are eager to face each other. And to do the same, they’ll go to limitless extents.

Joshua and Fury both carry enigmatic profiles. Hence, the fans are desperate to see this encounter settle who among the two is the flamboyant face of the heavyweights. That said, it’ll be interesting to see how both of them fare in their upcoming bouts.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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