Frank Warren Upset With Eddie Hearn Over Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Announcement

Published 03/16/2021, 11:00 PM 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)


Boxing fans seem happy about Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua finally putting their heavyweight title fight on papers, as they are scheduled to meet in two back-to-back clashes. However, Queensberry Promotions Kingpin Frank Warren isn’t pleased with the announcement.

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While Eddie Hearn single-handedly broke the news from his end, Warren clarified that he prefers a joint announcement. He is happy that the heavyweight matchup is finally taking the right turn. But Warren seems to have expected a different type of confirmation from the recent scenario. He connected with Talk Sport and bashed Eddie Hearn for revealing the news this early.

“Everybody signed an agreement that there would be no announcements unless they were joint announcements and that came out the blue yesterday,” said Frank Warren.

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Meanwhile, the official fight date, venue, and many more factors surround the heavyweight title unification fight. As nothing has been fixed by now, Warren has hesitated to confirm Fury vs Joshua officially.

Speaking on it, Warren added, “We are all not happy, but it is out there now – there is nothing we can do about that. But there is a long way to go yet in as much we have to sort out venues. We have a couple venues we are looking at and that is where we are.”

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But the fight seems to be happening this year with an immediate rematch on the line. So, it’s legitimate to hype the matchup, especially when it is finally on the line after years of advertisement.

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Despite speaking about the matchup, Warren seems to prefer working on it. So, he has revealed little in it and has mentioned working on the venue, date, and other factors in the fight. That said, he has also billed it as the biggest fight in the history of British boxing.

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)

“I believe it will happen when they get in the ring. We’ve still got a way to go. But everybody is on the same page to make this work. We are all collectively working to get a venue sorted now. It is the biggest fight ever in British boxing, bar none,” said Warren.

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Meanwhile, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua haven’t spoken regarding the issue. We can expect them to open up, only after there’s an official fight date. Do you think the fight is going to happen anytime sooner?

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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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