Frank Warren has confirmed he WILL pit Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.
However, the legendary promoter confirmed it will be done on their terms as they revel in an incredible victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
Fury produced a stunning performance of patience and power to stop Wilder in the seventh round to finally win the WBC world heavyweight title in the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Tyson Fury is now a two-time world heavyweight champion after smashing Deontay Wilder
Fourteen months on from his controversial draw with the Bronze Bomber – when he outboxed the champion only for two knockdowns to deny him the famous green belt – Fury had vowed to take the fight to the American.
He did just that, flooring the champion twice and completely dominating the action before Wilder’s corner threw the towel in to save the despairing, bewildered champion from more punishment.
Instantly, the attention of the boxing world turned to the next fight, with British fans clamouring for a domestic clash against Joshua. Eddie Hearn teased the fight will happen this year after AJ defends his recently regained world titles against Kubrat Pulev.
But Warren warned his rival that, although the fight will be made, it will be on their terms.
The Brit was punch perfect in Las Vegas against the dangerous Wilder
Hes the number one heavyweight, everyone knows that, Warren told talkSPORT.
We all see him [Joshua] against Ruiz; hes got the lost against a guy who absolutely destroyed him in New York, it was similar to what happened here.
He won his title back against a guy who did not train, he done everything he had to do AJ and good luck to him and God bless him for getting his titles back.
Thats a great fight to put together and we will put it together. But, in the meantime, all we are interested in is Tyson Furys moment.
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Anthony Joshua reclaimed his world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz in Saudi Arabia
“This is not AJs moment, its not Eddie Hearn hes outside with his nose pressed up against the glass looking in. Thats where he is at.
This is Tysons moment; we will make the right moves. But we want to make them at the right time.
Hearn spoke to talkSPORT this morning on the Weekend Breakfast and confirmed Joshua was keen to take the fight.
But after hearing the Matchroom Boxing chiefs interview, Warren was less than impressed and told Joshua to get out of the upcoming bout with IBF mandatory challenger Pulev.
Tyson Fury mocks Deontay Wilder for doubting his punch power
Well I was saying all along; lets make it a 50-50 deal. I never had any problem with that all the way through.
He was never serious about that fight, now they NEED Tyson Fury. But lets get where we are; Deontay Wilder has 30 days to invoke a rematch.
In the meantime, Anthony Joshua has to fight Pulev. Theyve more or less agreed to it and Im led to believe theyre going to make an announcement on that next week.
He [Hearn] better pull him out of that Pulev fight because I am a bit worried that if Pulev hits him on the chin he might stop him. In that year he has talked about, Tysons stock has dramatically risen.
Fury dropped the Bronze Bomber twice before the fight was stopped in the seventh
“He is now undisputed number one in the world, the two best undefeated fighters in the world fought tonight and Tyson came away victorious.
Anyone who knows anything about boxing knows he is number one. In that year, Anthony Joshua was badly exposed in New York against Ruiz the little fat guy that took him to school and done a job on him.