Frank Warren confirms there won’t be Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua bout in 2023

2023 was already scheduled to be one of the biggest years for the sport of boxing as Tyson Fury is set to take on Oleksandr Usyk. Before this fight came to light, another mega-match between Anthony Joshua and Fury was talked about for a very long time. Now Frank Warren provides an update on the dream fight that never happened.

Both Fury and Joshua are British, so the two wanted to compete to settle who the better fighter was. After ‘The Gypsy King’ picked up a victory against Deontay Wilder, many fans were excited to finally see both Britons duke it out. Unfortunately, negotiations were a nightmare and the fight never took place. After Oleksandr Usyk defeated Joshua twice in a row, Tyson lost interest in fighting AJ and set his eyes on the Ukrainian champion.

What did Frank Warren say?

In a recent interview with Pitch Boxing, Frank Warren spoke on potential matchups for Fury, “He fights Usyk, and then there will be mandatory defenses coming up, and the first one is the WBA, according to the rotation system. Tyson has got to make a decision whether he wants to fight him [Dubois] or vacate the title if Tyson beats Usyk and vice versa with Usyk.”

“So they’re in very good positions, and Tyson has already said that he wants to fight Joe Joyce. So there are two great fights for Tyson this year before we even start,” Frank further said. Then the promoter addressed the fight against Anthony Joshua saying, “No, and I’ll tell you why we can’t see it. Tyson has told me what fights he wants. That’s number one, and number two, they [Team Joshua] don’t want the fight.”

“They had the chance to make it for the title. We went through that palaver with Frank Smith, who works with Hearn, who came out afterward and said there wasn’t enough time, which there was. We moved the date to December to accommodate. More importantly, he [Joshua] doesn’t even have a trainer. He didn’t have a trainer then, so why do we waste our time? He doesn’t have a trainer, and then I’m hearing that he wants three fights before he even decides to fight Dillian Whyte. What is that all about?”

Currently, Tyson is focused on Usyk and boxing fans can’t wait to see the legends clash sometime in 2023.

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