Tyson Fury Could Return To Britain For Huge World Title Battle With Anthony Joshua, Says Promoter Bob Arum | Boxing News
Tyson Fury could return to Britain for an undisputed world title fight, said promoter Bob Arum, who insisted that talks have not been broken off with Anthony Joshua’s side.
Fury had agreed to fight Joshua for all of the world heavyweight titles this summer, but a referee ruled he should instead defend his WBC belt in a third fight with Deontay Wilder, to be held in Las Vegas. July 24.
Arum, who is the US promoter of Fury, believes that a huge battle between British rivals can be reignited, provided Wilder is beaten and Joshua wins his next world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk.
Asked about the remaining difficulties in a Joshua vs Fury deal, Arum said Air sports. “The answer is none. There was no break between the Fury side and the Joshua side. None.
“The fight could not be finalized for Saudi Arabia, and then the referee in Wilder’s situation felt that he could, if he decided the case for Wilder, forbid Fury to fight anyone from the match. other than Wilder.
“But if the contract had been signed, he never would have done it. He might have inflicted damage on Wilder, but he wouldn’t have stopped the fight.
“But again, there was no signed contract for this fight. That’s what happened. It’s that clear and that simple.”
Saudi Arabia was due to host Joshua vs Fury on August 14, but Arum has suggested that the UK may now be a more favorable place.
He said: “Next time around, if it’s Joshua and Tyson Fury, first of all, where should the fight be?
“There is a big argument that at that point the pandemic is behind us, we are waiting for spring and we are doing it at Wembley, or one of the big arenas.
“If we wanted to do it in winter, we can do it in Cardiff [Principality Stadium], because 70,000 seats, indoor arena, or it can go to Saudi Arabia. “
Joshua, who is set to face Usyk on September 25, expressed frustration last week after having to wait for a fight with Fury.
“His father wouldn’t train anyone else, but he will train Usyk, because Usyk is like family.”
Oleksandr Usyk asked amateur mentor Anatoly Lomachenko to stage a victory over Anthony Joshua.
– Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) June 30, 2021
“Unfortunately his [Fury] team let everyone down in boxing, “Joshua said Sky sports.
He remained open to a future fight with Fury, saying, “I’ll always be there, always ready to put on a show.
“End of the year. Let me get past Usyk first. But with or without Usyk in my life, I will fight Fury.
“Usyk is not the alpha and the omega.
“Usyk doesn’t determine Fury’s fight. Fury’s fight has to take place. It’s a big fight, bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts.
“It will happen. After Usyk’s fight, after defending my belts.
“The fight will be bigger, better than it would have been.”