Frank Warren, co promoter of Tyson fury, assured that the fight with Anthony Joshua it would take place in May or June 2021, and there would be a later rematch in the contract.
“We hope to continue and, if we are realistic (the fight of Joshua vs Fury), it will be sometime in May or June ”, he stated Warren in interview with talkSPORT. “I hope that in the following weeks it will be defined. We hope to have some kind of agreement this week and it will be for two fights. “
Both British fighters are already training for combat, while waiting for all terms to be settled. One of the pending issues is the venue of the duel. The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting the UK hard, where they would like the fight to take place because they are both English, but this is almost out of the question.
“We are in the middle of this pandemic, we believed that by this time we would already have live events in the UK”, He added Warren about the headquarters. “If you had asked me this four months ago, I was heading there. (We thought that in) 2021 everything was going to be fine, when in fact it is getting worse ”.
The headquarters is one of the details that are still pending to be defined. They have received offers from various countries, and it is an issue that is still being evaluated.
“So it will be (the fight will go to the venue from where) the best offer that comes,” added the promoter. “There have been some offers, I will not say where they come from, but we will all see them and collectively make decisions.”
During these months that both parties have sought to carry out the contest, one of the impediments was that the mandatory rival for the heavyweight belt of the OMB is Aleksandr Usyk. However, it was reported that they managed to reach an agreement so that AJ and Fury unify all the scepters. UsykMeanwhile, he will face Joe joyce for an interim championship of the OMB.
“Everyone wants the fight between Tyson and Anthony Joshua“He added Frank Warren. “We are all concerned about this fight and we will do everything possible to make it happen. That’s the fight everyone wants to see. “