Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua given date and venue by Frank Warren | Boxing | Sport

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua given date and venue by Frank Warren | Boxing | Sport


Frank Warren has spilled the beans on a possible date and venue for a much-anticipated fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The legendary promoter says it might happen next March, with Saudi Arabia looking like the top choice to host it.

Even though Fury and Joshua are two of the biggest names in boxing right now, they haven’t fought each other yet. But that could change soon, according to Warren, who thinks we won’t have to wait much longer than a year.

Warren, who promotes Fury, told Sky Sports: “Next March, if Tyson does what I believe he’ll do and AJ continues to win, I’m sure that’ll set up a big fight.”

He also said, “It’s like going back to the late 60s, 70s, that’s what’s happening now. These guys are all fighting each other.”

Fans in the UK would love to see Fury and Joshua battle it out here, but Warren reckons the big bout will probably be in the Middle East. 

“I’ve got to be honest, I think that is where it will go,” Warren added. “Of course, I’d like them in the UK. I look back when I was younger – all those many, many, many years ago – I look at all those really great fighters like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, where did they put their big fight on?

“The Rumble in the Jungle [in what was then Zaire]. Where did George Foreman fight Frazier? In Jamaica. The Thriller in Manila. That’s what happens. Because they went where the money is. Those fights I mentioned took place in places you’d never dream of boxing taking place.”

“Traditionally it would have either gone to New York, then it became Vegas with the casinos.” Before any fight with Joshua, Fury must face fellow heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, with the pair set to meet at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh in May.

Following Joshua’s recent victory over Francis Ngannou, the Englishman called out Fury, but speaking afterwards, the Gypsy King confirmed his countryman will have to wait due to a rematch clause with Usyk. “I think there’s quite a long way to go,” he told DAZN.

“For some reason, over the last five years, there’s always been some s*** that gets in the way of it. This time the s*** is the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world, so that’s on the back burner for now. Great performance from AJ, fantastic, but, unfortunately I’ve got bigger fish to fry in Usyk on May 18, then we have a rematch in October.”

Seemingly still keen to take on Joshua, Fury added: “After that, if he’s still available and I’m still available, let’s get it on. If he’s still available and I’m still available, let’s get it on.”



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