Four bouts planned for Fury in 2018, Joshua fight needs to be 50-50 and no bull****, says Warren

Tyson Fury


Frank Warren is aiming to have Tyson Fury in action four times over the coming eleven months but remains hopeful a fight with Anthony Joshua can be one of them.

All noises coming from Joshua’s camp are pointing towards potentially leaving the clash to simmer until 2019, with even Fury himself stated the summer or autumn of next year is fine by him.

Warren wants Fury to stay busy following a two year absence from the ring, and once he’s back in full swing Joshua will firmly be on the horizon.

“He’s lost weight, about five stone and looks great,” Warren told The Independent.

“His mindset is right, he’s ready to go. The name of the game is to keep him busy. We will get him out, fighting regularly.

“We will aim to get him out four times in the first year back.”

On the prospect of Fury facing Joshua soon, Warren added: “It’s a fight everyone wants to make except the people who have a self-interest.

“I don’t care how it’s done let’s just get it done and get it on. I think Tyson needs a couple first to get himself match fit and then he can go for it. Why wouldn’t he?”

Fury is known to want a 60-40 split of the pot, which some believe may be somewhat tongue-in-cheek on the part of the Ring Magazine champion. Warren outlined he’d be more than happy with splitting the cash straight down the middle.

“When it comes to the split – do you know what – all that bull**** is irrelevant. You’ve got two guys – let’s just put it straight down the middle 50:50.

“Do you think the public cares? Let’s just get it on. They both need each other,” he pointed out.

Opponents linked to Fury’s spring comeback so far are Shannon Briggs, European title holder Agit Kabayel and Johann Duhaupas.