Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren claims he has tried to arrange heavyweight confrontation with Anthony Joshua “enough times” … before he insisted AJ be the “underdog, there is no doubt about it”
- Tyson Fury beat Deontay Wilder spectacularly in seven rounds in Las Vegas
- Talking about a heavyweight confrontation between Fury and Anthony Joshua is growing
- The British heavyweights now hold all the belts of the division between them
- Frank Warren has talked about the possibility of a fight between the British
Tyson Fury promoter Frank Warren claims that he has tried to arrange a fight with Anthony Joshua over the years.
Fury, who landed at Manchester Airport on Tuesday morning after his remarkable win over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, is now looking forward to his next heavyweight challenge.
After his triumph on Saturday night, the conversation immediately turned to a potential confrontation with all British with heavyweight rival Joshua.
Tyson Fury is at the top of the world after beating Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in Las Vegas
Frank Warren believes that Anthony Joshua would be a huge underdog if he met Fury
Fury hit Tuesday morning at Manchester Airport to the reception of a hero
The 31-year-old Briton was greeted by fans at the airport after his flight from the United States
The fight, however, depends on the fact that Wilder has the option of a rematch with Fury and has 30 days after his defeat to invoke a clause in his contract.
But Warren has since talked about the prospect that Fury is fighting Joshua, and insisted that this would be a huge “underdog” after he claimed that Eddie Hearn was a problem in the past.
Warren told talkSPORT: “He [Hearn] does not say many things, he says what suits him to the occasion. When we tried to fight before it was a problem and he knows very well what the contractual obligations are.
“He knows his hunter has a mandatory defense against it [Kubrat] Pulev and one against [Oleksandr] Usyk. So to get the fight going, many people have to be paid and cared for to step aside.
Warren (right) looks ahead to Fury’s next challenge after his triumph in Las Vegas
“Tyson has no problem fighting [Joshua]. We called the fight enough times, we have already talked enough SPORT about 50/50 deals.
“So we have never changed our mantra, it has always been that way. We will talk to Anthony Joshua and Freddie Cunningham and see what we can do. “
And when asked if Joshua would be underdog against Fury in a fight that the British public would like to see, Warren was emphatic in his response.
Warren added: “He would be the underdog, there is no doubt about that.
Warren has claimed that Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has been difficult to handle in the past
“And it doesn’t matter what he has to say, Eddie Hearn. It does not mean a row of beans what he has to say at the moment. All those issues that I have just mentioned need to be addressed.
“He can disguise them in whatever way he wants, but they are reality and they are imposed by the two defenses that AJ has, imposed by the ties of the government agencies that he owns.
“Nobody tries to evade the AJ fight, we tried it two years ago, a year ago. They are the ones who did not want the fight and for obvious reasons.
“And if you see Tyson at its best, as you see him on Saturday night, who would be the favorite?” He would be the biggest contender. “