Frank Warren has dominated out the opportunity of followers lastly attending to see an all-British heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua in 2024.
A home dust-up between the pair has been mentioned for a number of years in a combat many take into account to be one of many largest that boxing has to supply.
Fury edged previous Francis Ngannou of their large crossover conflict final Saturday in Saudi Arabia, however was knocked down within the third spherical by the boxing novice and didn’t impress all through the 10-round bout.
Fury had been anticipated to cruise previous Ngannou earlier than going through Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed combat December 23.
Nevertheless, after Fury was pushed all the way in which by Ngannou, with some followers believing the previous UFC heavyweight champion was ‘robbed’ by the judges, Eddie Hearn known as for the Usyk combat to be scrapped in order that the ‘Gypsy King’ may tackle Joshua as a substitute.
“Neglect Fury vs Usyk, no-one is . Simply give us Fury towards AJ. Joshua will knock Tyson Fury out inside six rounds. Make the combat, in any other case we’ll by no means get it,” he informed Matchroom’s YouTube channel.
Regardless of Hearn’s plea for Fury and Joshua to lastly meet within the ring, Warren is adamant that his fighter will honour his dedication to face Usyk subsequent.
The Corridor of Fame boxing promoter insists Joshua has turned down presents up to now, and is now out of the title image.
“No. He (Joshua) didn’t need to combat him final December. We made the supply. So you recognize the place he’s now. He’s behind that lengthy queue,” Warren informed Mail Sport when requested if Fury will combat Joshua in 2024.
“They weren’t fascinated with preventing for a world title having fought twice towards Usyk and been overwhelmed twice. He didn’t need to combat for a world title, in any other case he would have taken that chance when it was supplied to him.”
Joshua has picked up two wins in 2023 as he seems to get his profession again on monitor after consecutive defeats to Usyk.
The previous two-time world champion seems to be attempting to place himself for a future combat with Fury, however Warren has identified that potential rematches with Usyk and Ngannou imply Joshua won’t be thought-about as an opponent any time quickly.