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Warren: Fury interested in fighting Joshua not Whyte

Warren insists Wilder-Fury 3 must happen this year

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Frank Warren believes Tyson Fury should face Anthony Joshua rather than Dillian Whyte should he come through Deontay Wilder Photo Credit: Instagram / @frank_warren_official
Frank Warren believes Tyson Fury should face Anthony Joshua rather than Dillian Whyte should he come through Deontay Wilder Photo Credit: Instagram / @frank_warren_official

Frank Warren has backed Bob Arum calls for Tyson Fury to move straight into an-all British clash with Anthony Joshua, should he beat Deontay Wilder again.

WBC champion, Fury is set to face Wilder in a trilogy later this year and is obliged to tackle mandatory challenger, Whyte by February 2021, whilst unified champion Joshua is set to meet IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev in the autumn.

Fury’s US Promtoer, Arum said earlier this week that the pair, who have a two-fight deal agreed for 2021, should be exempt from facing their mandatories, including Whyte and Joshua’s WBO mandatory, Olesksandr Usyk.

And Warren, Fury’s co-promoter says he supports the Top Rank CEO’s suggestions and insists Fury has no interest in facing Whyte.

“Of course I do [agree with Bob Arum],” Warren told Pro Boxing Fans.

“What do the fight fans want to see? Lets be honest, the fight fans don’t want to see any of these other fights.

“All they want to see is Tyson [Fury] in the ring with Anthony Joshua, that’s all the fight fans want to see, that’s the fight. None of the others do they want to see.

 

“If we could get them on, that would be the best situation. But unfortunately the two fighters have contractual obligations, get them out the way and let’s get the fight on.”

Whyte will put his WBC mandatory position at stake when he clashes with former World title challenger Alexander Povetkin on August 22nd in Fight Camp and the WBC have confirmed that Whyte must face the winner of Wilder’s trilogy with Fury.

However, Warren believes the 32-year-old should step aside and face British and Commonwealth champion Daniel Dubois in the interim, a fight suggested as part of a number of proposed bouts put forward by the Hall of Fame promoter to Eddie Hearn last week.

“Tyson’s not interested in Dillian Whyte, he’s interested in AJ that’s all,” Warren added.

“Dillian Whyte while he’s waiting, fight Daniel Dubois, because that’s a great fight for the fans, it would be a great heavyweight fight.

Frank Warren has called for cross-promotional fights with rival Eddie Hearn Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions
Frank Warren has called for cross-promotional fights with rival Eddie Hearn Photo Credit: Queensberry Promotions

“New kid on the block against the guy who thinks he’s the best, what a great fight in Britain and for all of us.”

The 68-year-old also clarified suggestions that the third fight between Wilder and Fury could take place beyond this year and insists Fury is not prepared to wait until 2021.

“I spoke to him [Tyson Fury] this morning he wants it this year, its got to happen this year,” Warren continued.

“Its got to happen, so by hook or by crook we’ve got to make it happen, he’s not going to wait until next year.”

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