With the undisputed heavyweight title showdown pitting WBC king Tyson Fury against WBA Super, IBF and WBO champion Anthony Joshua seemingly inching towards an August 7 or August 14 date in Saudi Arabia, the Gypsy King’s co-promoter Frank Warren has added his weekly dose of caution.
On Tuesday, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn revealed the mega-fight will finally happen on one of those two August dates in the Middle East in an apparent site deal with the same party in Saudi Arabia who staged AJ’s rematch with Andy Ruiz in December 2019.
But Warren, while positive about the fight’s prospects. says nothing is signed as yet and Team Fury won’t be satisfied until they receive a documented guarantee of the funds involved in the mammoth site fee.
“We’ve had a contract come through that we are all considering and looking at,” Warren told Metro. “There are things in there that need to be done but I’m positive and I think where there’s a will there’s a way and we keep moving forward. But nothing is signed whatsoever.
“At the end of the day, Tyson is getting in the ring and he is the one who has got to be comfortable with what is going on, from our perspective. I’ll be honest, I’ve seen Hearn has put something out [on Tuesday], it’s just bullshit. I just don’t get why he does this stuff. How many times has he announced this?
“Everybody says I’m negative, I’m not negative about it at all. I want the fight, it is a no-brainer for us to make sure we get this fight on. But until it is signed there ain’t a fight. We are all working towards making that happen. But you can only announce if it is signed off.”