“The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Derail Everything”- Frank Warren on Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua Fight

Published 03/20/2020, 10:12 AM EDT


Tyson Fury plans to begin for a unification match with Anthony Joshua in December, Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter confirms.

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The Gypsy King is vying to unify the heavyweight division after his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.

Earlier, Fury registered a historic comeback when he knocked out Wilder in the seventh round to claim WBC heavyweight championship.

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The highly anticipated rematch against a man regarded as boxing’s most dangerous puncher Fury picked him apart with each round gruelling than before.

The Bronze Bomber immediately activated the mandatory rematch clause setting the stage for a trilogy which could pave the way for a unification bout.

Now if Fury wins the trilogy fight and Joshua with Kubrat Pulev, a summit meeting between Fury and Joshua to unite all four titles will be the biggest showdown in sport’s history.

Frank Warren certainly believes so as he insists that Fury-Joshua fight is something everybody wants to see this year.

“Tyson vs Anthony Joshua in December remains what we’d ideally like to happen,” the promoter said to TalkSport.

“I hope by then things will have settled down.”

“That’s the fight everybody wants to see and the fight we all have to make,” Warren added.

But some immediate concerns are looming if we are to identify the undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.

The disruption caused by coronavirus has affected drastically to the sporting world and now even boxing is feeling its tremors.

The events have been postponed or moved behind closed doors as recently Pulev revealed that his fight Joshua seems impossible before June.

“I think everything’s gonna go quiet for a couple of weeks and then we’ll see how the land lies,” Warren said.
“The coronavirus pandemic will derail everything.”

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“If this is the case, it certainly will do that to the rematch, there’s no doubt about that.”

“It will derail every fight,” Warren added.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, also talked about his interest in Fury-Joshua bout.

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“I promise you we’ll do everything we can to make this fight happen,” he told TalkSport.

“For the first time, there is a deal to be done, straightforward and simple. The parties involved will say, yes, let’s roll the dice.”

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