Wednesday’s announcement by Frank Warren that an agreement is in place for heavyweight Tyson Fury to face Dereck Chisora in a summer rematch was met by some confusion as conflicting reports were released from both sides.
Warren stated that undefeated Fury had signed a promotional deal with him to fight on BoxNation three times in 2014, which immediate drew questions about the involvement of Mick Hennessy.
A statement was then rushed out by Hennessy Sports stating that ‘no contract was signed’ with Warren, and that Mick Hennessy was still in full control of Fury’s affairs which trainer Peter Fury then clarified in a second release.
The fact of the matter is, as now outlined by Peter to WBN, is that the deal is ready to go and will go through once all the paperwork has been received and approved. At this point in time what Frank Warren said is 100% correct once the ink is dry, if relayed a little too soon for Team Fury’s liking.
“I was contacted by Warren’s Promotions regarding a possible deal for Tyson to fight on their show,” Fury made clear to World Boxing News.
“It is right to say we have been offered a deal by Frank Warren, and after speaking with Mick Hennessy and the rest of our team, we are happy to do business.
“We are currently awaiting the contracts and provided they are straightforward, we look forward to a joint promotion between Hennessy Sports, Frank Warren and Boxnation.
“I would like to make it clear that Hennessy Sports are fully part of this deal and we await the contract to finalise what’s already been agreed,” he added.
Fury, 25, will now participate in the first part of the bout trilogy on BoxNation next month at Copper Box Arena in a co-feature with Dereck Chisors, with the second instalment potentially a rematch between the pair in the summer.
The final piece of the puzzle is so far unclear, but may well be Warren covering a potential third fight between the two should Chisora level up the score if all goes to plan and the two eventually collide again in June.
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