Tyson Fury teaming with Frank Warren for license push, Anthony Joshua fight further away than ever

Joshua v Fury 10/01/2018

News that Tyson Fury intends to re-apply for his license in the near future has been met with cheers from supporters of the former heavyweight champion.

Fury announced on social media that he wants to go back to the British Boxing Board of Control despite a recent fall-out and will put his Ring Magazine title on the line in an April comeback.

On the back of this confirmation, Frank Warren has revealed his involvement in the 29 year-old’s spring return to action, ruling out any move towards rival promoter Eddie Hearn for Fury.

“Delighted to have Tyson Fury back!” declared Warren.

“I’ll be applying for the reinstatement of his BBBoC license on his behalf. He is the best heavyweight in the World and he is coming to recapture the belts he never lost in the ring, starting in April!”

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A high-profile bout with Anthony Joshua, which is currently Fury’s number one target, all hinged on a possible agreement with Hearn.

The chances of Warren and Hearn working together to promote the biggest top division UK clash since Lennox Lewis v Frank Bruno are slim-to-none, meaning Fury v Joshua is now further away than ever.

In another development, BBBofC Secretary Robert Smith told Press Association Sport he’s still yet to receive any application from Team Fury or Warren.

“Fury has a license but it’s suspended. We haven’t heard from him, and until we hear from him there is no decision to make,” said Smith.

It’s not yet clear whether Mick Hennessy remains in the picture with Fury since ‘2 Fast’ signed a management deal with MTK Global.