Frank Warren demands talks with Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn over Tyson Fury fight
4th December 2018

While a rematch for Fury against Deontay Wilder after the controversial draw seems a more likely option, Warren seems desperate to sort a "Battle of Britain" blockbuster.


Both he, Fury and Joshua all spoke about a potential heavyweight clash for the future, but Warren isn't so sure AJ's promoter Hearn wants it.

Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT, Warren said: "If you did a poll now with the fans for Anthony Joshua’s next fight… what do you think would be top of the pops there?”.

"I'm quite sure [they want] to see the top Brit fighting the top Brit.

"And there's all this negotiations now about who gets what percentage – it's really simple this fight – it's 50/50 down the middle.


"What? Tyson Fury doesn’t bring anything to the party? Do you not think if he fought Deontay Wilder over here, 80,000 people wouldn’t turn up to see the rematch? Course they would.”

SunSport reported earlier today how AJ has insisted he DOES want to fight either Wilder or Fury – meaning Hearn has work to do to prove HE is not the stumbling block to a fight.

The IBF, WBA and WBO champion has finally spoken out on social media after being criticised over his silence.

In response to reports of Wilder interest, AJ tweeted:  "What took this fool so long? Like we ain't been interested?!! Anyway well done Fury!

WILD AMBITION

Both Wilder and Fury called for an immediate rematch after their fight – with the Manchester boxer labelling Joshua a "chicken" immediately after the result was delivered.

And in an Instagram post, Wilder claimed he did enough to defend his WBC belt and was excited for a rematch with Fury.

He wrote: "To beat the champion you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches.

"You saw the best Fury but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done."

"I can't wait for WilderFury2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all!"

"They wanted to get you because they assumed you was finished!! I'll give you a fair one when you're ready! Either one of you!"

Warren insisted that the ball now lies in Matchroom's court, and they need to take a leaf out of his and Fury's working relationship.

He added: "He [Joshua] needs to go and tell the people who are looking after his affairs and order them to do it because that’s what happened with Tyson and I.

“Tyson and I spoke about fighting Wilder and he said, ‘Go and do it, make it happen.’ That’s what I did.

“It’s up to him and I believe that’s how he wants it. He needs to go and tell his people to make the fight.

“Phone me up, let’s sit down and make this fight happen.

“It’s all very well to keep talking about it, but at the end of the day, do the Hearns want to kill their cash cow?”

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Thanks to the city of #LosAngeles @staplescenterla @showtimeboxing and all the fans around the world that supported this David vs Goliath fight. It was an amazing fight and I wanted nothing but greatness to come from this. The fight lived up to the hype more than ever. When you put the best against the best, exciting things happens. I take nothing away from this fight but we won this fight. To beat the champion you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more affective punches. You saw the best #fury but you did not get the best #Wilder and I still managed to get the job done. This event brought more pressure than I expected, I just wanted the best for Boxing Here in America and Boxing in General In which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan. Did the count start 3-4 sec too late or Was the count too long is the question many Are asking and debating about. The ref #JackReiss is an amazing ref in which I’ve had the pleasure to work with on several occasions and he did a great job and at the end of the day #Boxing wins the #Fans are the real winner and I can’t wait for #WilderFury2 To end the controversial talk around the world once and for all!! Love, Love, love to all my fans! Blessings and see you guys again soon -Champ #BombZquad #AndStill @staplescenterla @showtimeboxing @premierboxing

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