Frank Warren has laughed off claims from rival promoter Eddie Hearn that Anthony Joshua has a better CV in the sport than Tyson Fury.
The two British heavyweights have so far failed to get in the ring together, despite coming painfully close on a couple of occasions. Because they haven’t fought, the question of who would win is still a valid one.
Both are two-time heavyweight champions, one former and one current. Joshua lost his belts to Oleksandr Usyk, whilst Fury has kept hold of his after winning it from Deontay Wilder.
As ‘The Gypsy King’ moves towards making history in an undisputed fight, Joshua finds himself on the comeback trail. Despite now being below Fury in the division’s pecking order, Joshua’s promoter believes his resumé is more impressive than the champion’s.
Warren, Fury’s promoter, responded to Hearn’s latest comments via Queensberry.
“You’ve got to give him his due, I mean he’s a green boxing promoter. He’s always recycling. He’s always flogging the goods. He never gives up on them.”
“Anybody who knows anything about boxing knows what the position is between those two fighters. And anybody knows what would happen if – if – it ever happened that they met.”
As for that ‘if’, Warren said it would be unlikely ‘AJ’ will be squeezed in to Fury’s plans any time soon, claiming that the former champion has things to work out on his own side before a fight can even be discussed.
“Not at the moment.
I find it strange, everyone keeps talking about why wasn’t he [Joshua] in the ring … He hasn’t even got a trainer. How’s he going to get in the ring? He hasn’t even got a trainer.
We’ve mapped out where we are and, unless Tyson changes his mind, that’s where we’re going.”
The resumé argument is one that will forever exist in the sport. It rarely takes into consideration form and circumstances, so can be a frustrating debate to have.