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Frank Warren: Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua not a difficult fight to make

The British promoter says the sides could quickly iron out a 50/50 deal.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Tyson Fury’s British promoter, Frank Warren, says that negotiating a deal to stage an undisputed heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua isn’t as big of a deal as you might think. Fury, of course, is first contractually obligated to have a third fight against Deontay Wilder, but should he get through that fight there’s only one obvious fight to be made.

“It’s not a difficult fight to make. Whatever is on the table is 50-50. Fury is the No 1 heavyweight but we don’t say 60-40. 50-50 down the middle. Once we get the offer that we’re supposed to be getting, we’ll be in a position to sit around the table and knock it into shape. It’s not about me or [Joshua’s promoter Hearn’s company] Matchroom. It’s about getting this fight made.”

While Warren continues by saying how excited he is at the thought of an undisputed heavyweight title unification, he also acknowledges that both Fury and Joshua have some business inside the ring which they need to tend to first, with Joshua having to face Kubrat Pulev as his IBF mandatory challenger.

Of course Warren says if there’s an offer on the table that would allow them to skip straight to the unification match with Joshua, that would be perfect, but that doesn’t seem like realistic possibility at the moment.

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