Frank Warren says Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua could still happen

Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua would still be a ‘massive fight’ despite AJ’s shock defeat by Oleksandr Usyk… and Battle of Britain CAN happen if Gypsy King wins trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder, insists Frank Warren

  • Fury will fight Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas for WBC world title on Saturday
  • Anthony Joshua suffered shock defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last month in London
  • Prospect of super fight with Fury unlikely now Joshua lost his belts
  • Warren believes Joshua could still take on Fury if latter defeats Wilder
  • Usyk also on Fury’s radar should Briton win trilogy fight against Wilder  

Anthony Joshua could still fight Tyson Fury despite being dethroned as world heavyweight champion, according to Frank Warren.

Joshua lost his WBA, IBF and WBO crowns at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after being outclassed by Oleksandr Usyk, seemingly scuppering a domestic dust-up with WBC titlist Fury that would have had all four major belts on the line.

Fury will defend his title for the first time against Deontay Wilder in their trilogy clash in Las Vegas on Saturday, but if the Briton is successful then co-promoter Warren believes a bout against Joshua could be arranged.

Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren (left) believes the Briton could fight Anthony Joshua

Fury dominated Deontay Wilder in their rematch in Las Vegas in February 2020 

Fury knocked Wilder down and the American’s corner threw in the towel in the seventh round 

‘If Tyson wins the fight we’ll sit down,’ Warren told BBC Sport. 

‘There’s a few options there. Usyk would be a massive fight. The Joshua fight is still a massive fight.

‘I do believe the public buys into that fight even if AJ isn’t champion. If he did fight Tyson he would have a lot to prove and I do think the public would buy into it.’

Anthony Joshua surrendered his four world heavyweight belts last week to Oleksandr Usyk

Usyk outboxed Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and won by unanimous decision

Joshua is expected to take on Usyk again early next year after the Ukrainian’s team confirmed last week a rematch clause had been activated in principle, while Fury is targeting a homecoming fight after Wilder.

It has been three years since Fury last fought in the UK – when he outpointed Francesco Pianeta in Belfast – and his showdown against Wilder this weekend will be his fifth successive bout in the United States.

‘There’s no (Americans) out there for him to fight,’ Warren added. 

‘I think he’ll be back here which will be a great homecoming.’

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