Joshua too easy to hit and Wilder wouldn’t even lay a glove on Tyson Fury, says veteran promoter Frank Warren

By Daily Sports on June 6, 2018

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Veteran promoter Frank Warren admits it took time before he was convinced about Tyson Fury’s ability to rule heavyweight boxing.

Now, as the former world champion finally returns after a two-and-a-half year absence on Saturday, Warren insists he has no doubt that Fury is the best in the world right now.

He says: “I wasn’t convinced at first. But now he is head and shoulders above Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder .

“Joshua would have a big problem against him because he is easy to hit. His defence is not good enough. Wilder wouldn’t even lay a glove on Fury. In their hearts, they know it, too.

“But if Tyson and Joshua ever meet in a world title fight, it would be one of the biggest events in British sporting history. Right up there with the 1966 World Cup Final.

“I’ve been a promoter for 37 years and I never, ever thought there would be the possibility that two home-grown British heavyweights could meet here in front of 90,000 people.

“But it could happen in future. In fact, even now people can’t stop talking about the idea of it happening.”

A showdown between Joshua, the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world champion, and Fury, who once held those four belts, could happen by the middle of next summer, assuming boxing politics don’t intervene.

First, though, comes the initial step; Fury’s return to the ring two years and seven months after his epic world title victory against Wladimir Klitschko.

When Fury meets the 39-year-old Albanian Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, it will be 924 days since he defeated Klitschko in Dusseldorf to claim his heavyweight belts.

Most of the time since was spent in a downward spiral of drugs and booze, depression and weight gain.

He was stripped of the IBF title and relinquished the remaining three as he battled his problems.

This year he has lost seven stones and regained his hunger for boxing.

Now, under Warren’s guidance, the 29-year-old is starting a comeback which could encompass three further fights this year before he hurls himself into the mix at the top of the heavyweight division.

An intriguing sub-plot in any discussion of the potential collision between Fury and Joshua is the competition between Warren, 66, and fellow promoter Eddie Hearn, who guides Britain’s current multiple champion.

•Sourced from The London Evening Standard. Photo shows veteran promoter Frank Warren

Source Daily Sports

Posted June 6, 2018

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