Tyson Fury‘s promoter Frank Warren has pleaded with Anthony Joshua to ‘reconsider’ the offer on the table for a fight with The Gypsy King in September. Joshua’s team have apparently informed Warren that their plans remain to fight in August, followed by a blockbuster showdown with Deontay Wilder in December.
As a result, the fight with Fury in the summer looks very unlikely but Warren hasn’t lost hope. “A Message to Anthony Joshua – please reconsider, please do that fight for the boxing fans, let’s do that fight,” he said during an interview with iFL TV. “I really would love to see it, all the fans would love to see it.
“Let’s do it, the terms are not a problem because we agreed them, let’s try and make it happen. I know your team have said no, but I’m not one that ever gives up on things so I’m hoping that we can get it over the line because everybody would love to see it, we all want it to happen in the UK.”
Fury is low on options for his September fight date after Joshua’s rejection. His proposed undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk collapsed due to a disagreement over the purse split for their rematch.
Meanwhile, Fury claims Andy Ruiz Jr priced himself out of negotiations by demanding £16million ($20m) for a fight with him.
The Mancunian also recently started talks with Zhang Zhilei but the Chinese puncher is tied up with his rematch against Joe Joyce and so won’t be able to fight in September. A fight that could logically take place is Fury vs Michael Hunter.
The American is available and recently called out Fury on social media although his momentum has been halted by a shock draw to Jerry Forrest in his last outing.