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Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Not Until February 2021, Says Warren

Frank Warren, who along with Top Rank is the promoter for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, says a unification with Anthony Joshua would likely not happen until February of next year.

The promoters were hopeful that a showdown between Joshua and Fury could take place in December.

That won't happen - with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic freezing the sport of boxing.

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Fury was going to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on July 18th in Las Vegas. But now that fight is being pushed back to early October.

And Joshua is still slated to defend the WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on June 20th, but that contest may get pushed to July 25th.

Because the Fury-Wilder trilogy is being pushed all the way to the fall, the scenario of a Joshua showdown is not going to happen until early 2021. 

"That will push [a fight with Joshua] back to some time in February if that is the case," Warren said to The Mirror.

"They've locked down Vegas and the commission has said no boxing. We need the time to do the Wilder fight justice in terms of promotion, it won't go on till the autumn. The problem you have is also the training camps if they can't do them properly, they can't get in sparring partners from around the world.

"Fighters also need a date to be fully focused on. They want to be at their peak for a date so they need a date to train towards, we can't give them any dates. It is a blow as we would have liked to have got it done in the summer but it is what it is. The whole country is in the same boat, everything has gone on hold."

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Comment by Mammoth on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=Froch_uppercut;20494821]I know, Wilder isn't really at that same level as the Povetkins, Whyte, Parker and so on. He has been hyped and he has surrounded himself with yes men. The hype fooled guys like you who can't really discern a…

Comment by Froch_uppercut on 04-03-2020

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20487097]:lol1: :lol1: Holy Lord........[/QUOTE] I know, Wilder isn't really at that same level as the Povetkins, Whyte, Parker and so on. He has been hyped and he has surrounded himself with yes men. The hype fooled guys like you who…

Comment by Cool Scant on 03-29-2020

[QUOTE=Froch_uppercut;20486457]Whyte is far from a bum. And whatever he is, he is miles better than that whiny faced fraud Wilder. Wilder literally has zero notable wins o his record lol.[/QUOTE] what’s Whyte notable win? Getting slumped on the bottom rope…

Comment by Mammoth on 03-29-2020

[QUOTE=Froch_uppercut;20487094]He might beat Ruiz if Ruiz comes in fatty, I'll give you that. I think someone like Nathan Gorman would be a good test for Wilder. Great feet, quick hands, and decent size - close fight.[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: Holy Lord........

Comment by Froch_uppercut on 03-29-2020

[QUOTE=Mammoth;20487043]:pat: :pat:[/QUOTE] He might beat Ruiz if Ruiz comes in fatty, I'll give you that. I think someone like Nathan Gorman would be a good test for Wilder. Great feet, quick hands, and decent size - close fight.

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