Frank Warren makes the case for Joshua v Fury
The WBC heavyweight mandatory situation is becoming very testy between British promoters Eddie Hearn and rival Frank Warren. By now, everyone is familiar with the messy situation taking place concerning WBC mandatory Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (27-1, 18ko). Whyte he has been waiting forever for a shot at the title, and may still have to wait even more.
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Warren fired shots making it clear how he feels about fighting the British heavyweight contender or going for undisputed, provided Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko) prevails in the trilogy bout with Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko). The Queensbury promoter called a Fury v Whyte fight “A pimple on a Rhinoceros’ Ass”.
Those comments undoubtedly provoked rival promoter Hearn to make a strong case for his fighter. He indicated that money could be the issue for the trilogy not taking place this year. Furthermore, the charismatic British promoter would also hint at the “Gypsy King” being stripped. In that event, his fighter would fill in as champion against unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21ko).
Of course, the Queensberry boss had to reply to those comments made by his rival and expressed his belief during an interview with BT Sports Boxing.
“It’s a funny thing. I’ve been seeing some of the comments made from the other side, saying all AJ is interested in is fighting for the WBC belt. Well if that’s the case, let’s get it done.
“If Tyson, for example, vacates the title, they’re saying, from what I understand, they will fight Whyte instead. That’s all you need to know because you know what my theory is on it. I’ve said it all along, they do not want that fight under any circumstances.”
The elder statesman British promoter would talk about his prior interview with Sky Sports where he challenged the interviewer to ask the general public what fight do they want to see, Fury vs AJ or Fury vs Whyte? Warren emphatically insisted that people don’t care about belts more than seeing the two top Brits face each other and provided a possible solution.
“Let’s park all this up because it’s not even about belts now. It will be great if we had the four belts on the line. It’ll be brilliant for two Brits to fight for the four belts. But if there are all these complications, let them just have the fight. Because no one is buying a ticket to watch a belt. They’re buying a ticket to watch the two Brits, to fight each other. They’re buying a ticket to see Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua.”
By: Garrisson Bland