Warren: I have tried to arrange Anthony Joshua fight 'enough times'

Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren claims he has tried to arrange heavyweight showdown with Anthony Joshua ‘enough times’… before insisting AJ would be the ‘underdog, no doubt about that’

  • Tyson Fury spectacularly beat Deontay Wilder in seven rounds in Las Vegas
  • Talk of a heavyweight showdown between Fury and Anthony Joshua are growing
  • The British heavyweights now hold all of the division’s belts between them
  • Frank Warren has been speaking about the possibility of a fight between Brits 

Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren claims he has tried to call a fight with Anthony Joshua ‘enough times’ down the years.

Fury, who touched down at Manchester Airport on Tuesday morning following his remarkable victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, is now looking ahead to his next heavyweight challenge.

Following his triumph on Saturday night, talk immediately turned to a potential all-Brit showdown with heavyweight rival Joshua.

Tyson Fury is on top of the world after beating Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in Las Vegas

Frank Warren believes Anthony Joshua would be massive underdog if he came up against Fury

However, the fight hinges on the fact that Wilder has the option of a rematch with Fury and has 30 days since his defeat to invoke a clause in his contract. 

But Warren has since been speaking about the prospect of Fury fighting Joshua, insisting the latter would be massive ‘underdog’ after claiming Eddie Hearn has been a problem in the past.

Warren told talkSPORT: ‘He [Hearn] says a lot of things doesn’t he, he says whatever suits him on the occasion. When we tried to make the fight before it was a problem and he knows full well what the contractual obligations are. 

‘He knows that his fighter has got a mandatory defence against [Kubrat] Pulev and one against [Oleksandr] Usyk. So to get the fight on, a lot of people have got to be paid and looked after to step aside.

Warren (right) is looking ahead to Fury’s next challenge following his triumph in Las Vegas

‘Tyson has no problem fighting [Joshua]. We called the fight enough times, we have been on talkSPORT enough times talking about 50/50 deals. 

‘So we’ve never changed our mantra, that’s how it’s always been. We will talk with Anthony Joshua’s management, to Freddie Cunningham and see what we can do.’

And when asked whether Joshua would be underdog coming up against Fury in a fight the British public would love to see, Warren was emphatic in his response. 

Warren added: ‘He would be the underdog, no doubt about that. 

‘And it doesn’t matter what he has got to say, Eddie Hearn. It doesn’t mean a row of beans what he has got to say at the moment. All those issues that I just mentioned have to be dealt with. 

‘He can gloss over them which way he likes but they are reality and they are mandated by the two defences, that AJ has, that are mandated by the government bodies’ belts that he holds. 

‘No one is trying to duck the AJ fight, we tried to make it two years ago, a year ago. They are the ones that didn’t want the fight and for obvious reasons. 

‘And when you see Tyson at his best, like you see him on Saturday night, who would be the favourite? He would be the massive odds on favourite.’

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