Frank Warren Refuses to Recognize Joshua as a Champion – “He’s not got the world title”

The verbal jabs at Anthony Joshua just keeps on coming.

Now it’s Frank Warren’s turn. The promoter for Tyson Fury recently spoke to BT Sport and shared his opinion about Joshua’s reign.

He believes Joshua did nothing extraordinary to achieve his current status as the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight champion. In fact, Warren stated that Joshua’s rise is just a combination of good fortune and Fury being on the sidelines.

“He [Tyson Fury] didn’t lose his titles in the ring, he vacated them, and the luck of him vacating wound up that Anthony Joshua fought a pretty easy to win the title [IBF, vs Charles Martin]. And then Tyson’s rematch with Klitschko, after he beat him so convincingly, fell apart when he [Fury] decided he wasn’t going to fight. And that again was Anthony Joshua’s gain, and the fans too because it was a fantastic fight for the both of them [against Klitschko],” told Warren.

Obviously in Warren’s opinion Fury is still the man to beat in heavyweight boxing.

“But until Joshua beats Fury, if he can beat Fury, he’s not got the world title. He’s looking after the belts for the man who vacated them.”