Frank Warren has weighed in on Tyson Fury’s win over Derek Chisora this past weekend – and believes Anthony Joshua would have suffered a similar fate to Chisora had he been in there with Fury at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium.
Fury controlled proceedings from start to finish against Chisora, hurting the veteran on multiple occasions before referee Victor Loughlin mercifully stopped the contest in the 10th round.
And Fury’s promote,r Warren, speaking on Queensberry’s official website, was of little doubt there’d have been the same outcome had former world champion Joshua been in the opposing corner.
“As everyone will be aware, we spent many weeks doing our utmost to get Anthony Joshua in the ring with Tyson but, ultimately, two sides have to want the fight and we didn’t have wriggle room with the date because plans were and are already in place for the Usyk fight in February-March.”
“Even though Tyson was a convincing winner [against Derek Chisora], I strongly believe it would have been a similar outcome had Joshua stepped up to the plate. Derek did better in there than Dillian Whyte did in April and clearly takes a better shot than Deontay Wilder.”
Talks were ongoing earlier this autumn for a mammoth all British fight between Fury and Joshua to finally take place.
However, despite appearing to get off to a positive start, negotiations ultimately collapsed and fans were left somewhat underwhelmed when Fury – Chisora 3 was served up instead.
The boxing fraternity will hope discussions for an undisputed clash between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk don’t meet the same fate, after the Ukranian faced off with Fury post fight at the weekend and both men expressed the desire for all four belts to be put on the line next.