Warren: If Fury Wins, It's Clear Team Joshua Won't Fancy Him

By Frank Warren, courtesy of The Daily Star

JOSH WARRINGTON and Carl Frampton swapped pleasantries on their media tour this week.

But you can guarantee when they go toe-to-toe in the ring there will be no more Mr Nice Guys.

These two don’t need to start throwing tables or shouting abuse at each other to sell this fight. It’s a boxing fan’s dream clash, with two of the best featherweights in the world going at it for Warrington’s IBF belt on December 22 at Manchester Arena.


And true fans have shown that already by snapping up 75 percent of the tickets on sale.

It’s a Christmas cracker just three days before the festivities start.

Credit to both guys for taking this fight now, too, as they didn’t have to. Warrington only won the belt by beating Lee Selby in a huge fight at Elland Road in May.

The Leeds fighter was well within his rights to ask for a routine defence to let becoming a world champion sink in.

But instead he jumped at the chance of facing Frampton in a bold first defence.

Belfast’s Frampton has big fights on the horizon in America, with WBO champion Oscar Valdez and WBA title holder Leo Santa Cruz on his hit list.

But first and foremost, he is desperate to become a world champion again, so decided to take on the biggest challenge in Britain.

My appearance on BBC Radio 5 live this week created a bit of interest as I discussed a future fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury with Barry Hearn.

I think it was clear that Joshua’s team don’t fancy a fight with Fury in April should my man beat Deontay Wilder on December 1.

Hearn wasn’t happy with the host for bringing up the subject but I’d like to point out I wasn’t even told he would be on when they called me up.

Not that it would have stopped me. I’m happy to discuss any big fights and we will do our best to make them happen.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by P4Pdunny on 10-01-2018

'These two don’t need to start throwing tables or shouting abuse at each other to sell this fight' This guy probably got a photo of Hearn and throws darts at it every night.

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Comment by thack on 09-30-2018

Whoever comes out on top of this mega interesting and even money fight comes out of the heavyweight situation sitting pretty. Hearn still thinks(hopes !) this fight won't happen that is probably based on the fact Edward is/was sending his…

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