Advertisement: IBO Boxing

Warren Does Not Believe Hearn Really Wants Fury-Joshua

Frank Warren, promoter for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has serious doubts that Eddie Hearn will actually follow through with finalizing a unification deal for WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO champion Anthony Joshua.

 has told that he does not believe Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom want to make Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua.

The Hall of Fame promoter questioned his British rival’s intentions as speculation continues to heat up surrounding the potential all-British undisputed heavyweight title bout.

In a recent interview, Hearn stated that he's ready to sign a two-fight agreement right now - with the initial contest to take place in 2021.

Joshua will first have to overcome a mandatory fight against Kubrat Pulev, and Fury is contracted to make a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.

"Wilder is not going to be stepping aside so [Pulev] is the fight for us," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"I had a conversation saying, 'Wilder is not stepping aside, we will take care of that fight, you take care of the Pulev fight, but let's get a deal done for 2021'. We have no problem signing now to fight Fury in 2021."


Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there is no telling when or where Joshua-Pulev and Fury-Wilder will take place.

Because each contest requires an actual live crowd, there is a possibility the two events will land in unexpected locations.

Should both champions win their respective bouts, the stage will be set for their showdown.

But, Warren is not confident a Fury-Joshua clash comes off.

“My concern, first and foremost, although they talk about it a lot Matchroom, I don’t think they want the fight," Warren told Talk Sport.

“I don’t think they want to put AJ in with Tyson, I really don’t think so. I hear all the noises, but actions speak louder than words and at the moment it seems to me – and I’m not normally wrong on things like this – I’ve got a gut feeling they don’t want it and I think that’s for a reason.

“I think Tyson’s the best heavyweight on the planet, there’s no doubt about that, and it’s a big risk for them. It’s a feeling from me, I’ve never had any conversations [with Matchroom] because I don’t deal with them.

“I know they’ve had talks with the MTK people, I know there’s also been conversations with Bob Arum, but I’ve told them all the way through this I don’t think they want it. If Tyson, which I believe he will do, beats AJ, then they’ve got a problem.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Cool Scant on 05-25-2020

[QUOTE=DaNeutral.;20577701]1st there was a 120 million offer as well as the 100. 2nd Floyd doesn't make 100 million in a training camp but even if he did so what? Floyd makes a hundred million and that has what to do…

Comment by Ray* on 05-25-2020

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;20577638]How many bed pans you cleaned today you coke abusing c*ck sucka? Zoom link you ugly a$$ boi[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Cool Scant;20577652]Zoom link you NHS bed pan piss drinker 🤣 I know my house is better than yours fookin bum[/QUOTE] Stay…

Comment by Corbett on 05-25-2020

[QUOTE=Jkp;20576124]This wouldn't surprise me. Dillian Whyte calls out people daily he has no intention of fighting. Including AJ. Eddie just trying to get some of the attention[/QUOTE] Whyte gets in and fights like Rivas, Parker, Helenius, Chisora X2 AJ not…

Comment by DaNeutral. on 05-25-2020

[QUOTE=Cool Scant;20577650]First.. the deal was $100M. Second it probably was Mayweather training camp... Third nothing changes the fact that Skipper Offered another flat fee and refuse to let Team Wilder know the split. Then apologized and literally said DAZN messed…

Comment by champion4ever on 05-25-2020

For once I have to agree with Hearn. What happens when Tyson Fury loses? There's a strong possibility that he can lose the trilogy and then what? So, he's trying to play this one as cautiously as he can. Also…

Top Headlines
Magdaleno-Cruz For WBA-Interim Title Added To Figueroa-Vazquez Eggington: I'm Going To Do Anything I Can To Beat Cheeseman Verdejo: One Loss Doesn't Define Your Career; I'll Be Around For A Long Time Andrade Rejects Talk of Pay Cut: Go Cut Pay For Canelo, GGG, Joshua! Keith Thurman: I Failed In Self-Discipline With Weight, But Real Champs Come Back Verdejo Hopes To Fight Lomachenko-Lopez Winner After Defeating Madera Madera: Everyone Knows Verdejo, But They'll Know Me After July 16's Television Pick of The Week - July 14 Tim Tszyu To Jeff Horn: Losing is Not an Option For Me - I Only Win! Hopkins Warns Saunders That He May Never Get Another Shot at Canelo Arnold Dinong Discusses Training, Return in Corona, California Michael Nunn's Iowa Return Has Commissioner Heading To Exit Arum: Ruiz, Who Can't Punch, KO'd Joshua - Then So Can Pulev! Claressa Shields-Marie-Eve Dicaire Details Being Worked Out Herring Antibody Test Suggests False Positive, Aims To Reschedule Oquendo Bout Reynoso Gives His Take on Ryan Garcia vs. Golden Boy Rift Agit Kabayel vs. Evgenios Lazaridis Will Have WBA Regional at Stake Mikaela Mayer, Helen Joseph - Ready For ESPN Headliner Stephen Fulton To Fight Angelo Leo For Vacant WBO Belt Aug. 1 On Showtime Herring-Oquendo Off Again Due To COVID; Mayer-Joseph New Main Event Ryder: To Beat Smith To Canelo Fight Would Be Karma, Justice! McKenna: I'll Box and Stay Patient, I'll Wear Ohara Davies Out Kerman Lejarraga vs. Tyrone Nurse Set For August 8 in Marbella Austin Trout Wins Appeal In Ongoing Lawsuit Versus WBO Greg Cohen Projected To Be Released From Federal Prison on August 2 Herring: Oquendo A Seasoned Vet, I'm Going In Saying This Is Toughest Fight Of My Career Berchelt: Now What Follows Is Expected Fight Against Valdez Keith Thurman To Errol Spence: Fight Me Or Leave The Division! Whyte Vows To Be Much Slimmer When He Faces Povetkin David Avanesyan To Return in September or October, Says Josh Kelly is Frontrunner Frampton: I Thought Katie Taylor Lost, She Can Make Statement in Persoon Rematch John Vincent Moralde Aims To Impress on Top Rank Card Jeff Horn Smiles: Tszyu is Hot Favorite To Win - I May Bet on Myself! Thailand's 16-Year Old "Miracle Child" Picks Up Minor WBC Belt Tyson Fury in The Clear as Farmer Withdraws Bribe Allegations Felix Diaz Wants One More World Title Shot, Then Retirement Atlas Believes Gvozdyk Would Have Remained in Boxing if Return Stayed in Place Jared Anderson vs. Hector Perez Rescheduled For July 16 On ESPN Efe Ajagba Inks Advisory Pact With James Prince Euro Results & News: Kraft, Nielsen, Berghult-Rankin II, More
Latest Forum Threads