Tyson Fury co-promoter Frank Warren is still hoping to stage a heavyweight unification fight with Anthony Joshua.
“Tyson Fury will have his next fight with Deontay Wilder, but let’s get a little clear – we want to fight Anthony Joshua in December. “- said Warren in an interview with The Daily Star.
“So my message to Joshua is this: if you’re going to defend the WBO belt against Alexander Usyk, then do whatever you can to win. Once Fury wipes the floor with Wilder again this summer, we’ll wait for December. The Gypsy King will continue to hold the WBC title. to play its part in the ultimate championship fight.
But if Joshua chooses to surrender the WBO belt to face less serious opposition than Usyk, then our boyfriend Joe Joyce will be ready to fight the Ukrainian. Joyce has no plans to run from anyone, given how patiently he is waiting for this fight. Previously, we could not organize it, because we did not know if the fight between Fury and Joshua would take place.
If Joshua doesn’t want to fight the obligatory challenger, Joyce won’t hesitate to split the ring with Usyk. It will be sad if the absolute championship is not at stake in the fight between Fury and Joshua, but in any case, our promotion company will not lose, since we will have another world champion in heavyweight.
The arbitral tribunal’s decision to force Fury to play a third match with Wilder was a disappointment. But in the contract signed by all parties, it was clearly stated that this could happen, and we were just waiting for the announcement of the verdict. No one walked blindly, each of us understood what was happening. “