Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua fight negotiations 'a mess' which boxing needs to learn from, slams Frank Warren

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua fight negotiations 'a mess' which boxing needs to learn from, slams Frank Warren

May 31, 2021

FRANK WARREN has admitted the negotiations over Tyson Fury's fight with Anthony Joshua were 'a mess'.

Plans for a huge heavyweight unification bout were announced before dramatically collapsing with a US court ruling that the Gypsy King must first face Deontay Wilder.


That trilogy battle will take place in July and Fury's promoter has blamed 'agendas and egos' for jumping the gun on the AJ deal.

Warren is quoted by the BBC as saying: "Let's be honest, our side has been just as bad.

"It would have been better if everyone had kept quiet until it was all signed and over the line.

"Instead we got stuck in a cycle where their side said something and our side had to respond. Too many agendas and egos took over.

"Boxing needs to learn from this process."

He added: "The whole process has been a mess."

Eddie Hearn has come in for criticism from Warren for breaching a confidentiality clause in the Fury-Joshua contract.

The 69-year-old wants boxing to learn lessons from the saga and has dismissed talk that Wilder should be handed the WBC belt to step aside.

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Tyson has to fight wilder, and be at his best, forget the BS, get the win and then knock out AJ in December.

He continued: "It's easy to say throw the belt in the bin, but it has no bearing whatsoever on the judgement cast in the arbitration case.

"The judge ruled that Tyson must face Deontay Wilder a third time, title or not.

"The situation is the situation, everyone is frustrated but we are bound by the arbitration ruling so Tyson has to fight wilder, and be at his best, forget the BS, get the win and then knock out AJ in December.

"And, for anyone asking why this fight was so quickly arranged, the terms of the fight were agreed in the contract for the second fight.

"This was as simple as signing the paper."

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