Frank Warren insists Anthony Joshua will have no say in Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight vs Deontay Wilder
The British heavyweight said he was hoping to throw a curveball in the mix after Wilder and Fury’s rematch, which would see the winner of that bout pull out of a third fight and instead agree to a long-awaited unification bout.
Team Wilder responded angrily to Joshua’s comments, insisting there have been no such meetings and Fury’s co-promoter Warren has now weighed in.
I spoke to Shelly Finkel and he denied it, Warren told ESPN.
There’s a rematch clause in the contract and the loser has the right to invoke that not long after the fight.
That will determine what happens, not what [promoter Eddie] Hearn or Joshua says.
It seems every time they mention these discussions they never think about the possibility of Tyson winning the fight with Wilder.
Fury and Wilder are due to go to war again on 22 February in Las Vegas and speaking about the possibility of a unification fight, Joshua told Sky Sports: Weve had meetings. That same meeting with Usyks manager, afterwards we had another meeting to potentially put an offer in to solidify [a fight with Wilder] before they have even had their fight, and before I have my next fight.
Everyone wants Wilder to win because [a fight with me] is what everyone wants to see. Wilder has a great right hand, I have a great left hand. It is a great boxing match.
We had a meeting about that. It has great potential. I heard [Wilder and Fury] have a third fight lined up towards the end of the year but we have to throw a curveball in there.
Something that gets Wilders attention providing he wins so that he thinks to himself: Even though I have a rematch clause, Ill see how I can manipulate my contract, get out of it, and fight for the undisputed championship.