ANTHONY JOSHUA and Tyson Fury still have a “mountain” to climb to get their monster, all-British heavyweight unification fight to go ahead, according to Frank Warren.
Warren, Fury’s promoter in the UK, has revealed “nothing is agreed” despite reports suggesting the Brits had agreed to fight twice, with the first in 2021.
There is still a ‘mountain’ to climb to get Fury vs Joshua over the line, says Warren
Promoter Frank Warren says there is plenty still to be agreedCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
But he admitted only the purse-split had been agreed upon, with a “mountain of stuff” still to be worked on.
Warren told Sky Sports: “You say it’s agreed, but nothing is agreed.
“All that’s agreed is a 50-50 split. There is a mountain of stuff, and I’m not wanting it not to happen.
“The way forward is to get everybody to get together, get everyone around the table and sort it out, and that’s how it will be done.
“Who walks first? What side of the poster? Just toss a coin. Let’s make a list, here’s the ten points.
“Spin a coin, whoever wins, you’ve got the first one, he’s got the second one.
“Get it on. Stop putting obstacles in the way. There are no obstacles in the way of this fight.”
FURY NOT CONVINCED
Bob Arum – Fury’s US promoter – recently claimed he would be taking a more “active role” in AJ talks.
And Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, himself said he would be contacting Arum in the coming days.
Hearn said: “I will negotiate with whoever Team Fury ask me to, to make this fight.
“They have made it clear Bob Arum is leading all negotiations now around this fight, and I will be speaking to him this week.”
Earlier on Thursday, Fury admitted he was “not convinced by any means” he would ever face Anthony Joshua.
The Gypsy King told iFL TV: “I’m not convinced it is [meant to happen], by any means of the imagination.
“I never have been convinced, never. Never, ever, ever have I been convinced that I will fight Anthony Joshua, I have never been convinced.”
Source: Boxing - thesun.co.uk