Tyson Fury set to fight Anthony Joshua in autumn if Deontay Wilder accepts ‘step-aside money’, according to Frank Warren… with Saudi Arabia ‘favourite to beat Wembley to hosting rights’
Team Fury have not given up hope of Wilder accepting some ‘step aside money’ to clear the way for it to happen, while Warren has hit out at the American.
Tyson Fury overcame Deontay Wilder last week and now talk has turned to Anthony Joshua
Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren (right) believes an all-British bout could take place in autumn
‘It would be expensive [to pay him off] – but who knows. The only way you find it is if you try,’ Warren told the Telegraph.
‘He’s made some stupid statements, I think. I hoped he’d take the defeat as I think he should have done – with grace. All that nonsense about the [ring walk] costume [weighing him down] was garbage.’
The Telegraph understands Saudi Arabia has the financial might to outbid Wembley for the rights to host, and Warren admits he would not be surprised if that was the case.
Anthony Joshua beat Andy Ruiz Jr in last bout and he could head back to Saudi Arabia for Fury
Warren has also hit out at Wilder’s claims he lost because his pre-fight suit was too heavy
‘You go back to Ali fighting Foreman in Zaire when a lot of money was put up, you got back to the Thrilla in Manila, where money was put up. That happens in boxing.’
If the bout did take place, Warren is under no illusions over who would run out a simple winner.
‘All I can say at our end is that if we can do it we’ll do it, for obvious reasons. I think Tyson will do a job on him.’