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Warren: Wilder, Joshua Must Beat Tyson Fury To Be 'True Champ'

The efforts of Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) and Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) to unify the heavyweight division are in vain until they defeat lineal champion Tyson Fury, according to promoter Frank Warren.

Joshua and Wilder are in talks for a mammoth bout to unify their five main belts, with the former holding the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO straps previously owned by Fury.

However, as Joshua did not beat Fury to take those titles, Warren has questioned his position as the "true" heavyweight champion before he has fought the returning 29-year-old.

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Fury is viewed as the man who beat the man, because he handed Wladimir Klitschko his first defeat in a decade back in November of 2015.

"Tyson is the best heavyweight out there," Warren told talkSPORT. "He's the lineal champion, he never lost his titles in the ring, he gave them up, and now he's back to get those belts back where they should be.

"No one can consider themselves the true heavyweight champion of the world unless they beat the lineal champion, the guy who never lost the titles in the ring - and that's Tyson Fury."

Fury will make his comeback in June against an as yet unnamed opponent, though he intends to take "baby steps" as he plots a path to the top of the division.

"I'm not in any rush," he said in an interview with talkSPORT. "I'm in a fantastic place at the minute and I hope to stay there.

"I'm 29 years old, I've got a wealth of experience behind me, I've got the magic man Frank Warren in my corner and we're just going to take baby steps.

"The ultimate goal is to unify the titles again and be the undisputed champion.

"The short-term goal is to get back in the ring, dance beneath the stars and have fun, enjoy it, give the fans something to talk about and give the fans value for money."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jimmy gold on 05-02-2018

Tyson was the original champ after he beat klistcko so I know what warren means tyson furry never lost any of the current champs so yeah

Comment by champion4ever on 05-02-2018

:loser: What did Wlad call Fury? "A fart in the wind".

Comment by Oshio on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18729484]Wilder vs Fury would be a instant classic from the build up to the fight to the post fight.. it would be pure entertainment! !!! Wilder would stop fury in 6 or 7 rds.. fury would get hit with something…

Comment by Oshio on 05-02-2018

Fury is a joker that should stop talking. He believes so much in his Jab but mehn! Joshua and Wilder are two big big task for him. Who is the David Price of his scheduled fight?

Comment by Just looking on 05-02-2018

Who loses first: Fury or Joyce?

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