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2019

Frank Warren says only two names feature on the Tyson Fury 2019 wishlist

World Boxing News 09/01/2019

📸 Lawrence Lustig / Ed Diller / Stacey Verbeek

Frank Warren has outlined a two-fight plan for Tyson Fury in 2019, with Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua the only names on the list.

Wilder would be first up, with Las Vegas and New York favorites to host the rematch. Should Fury prevail, Warren said the former champion will then target Anthony Joshua over a third installment with the American.

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“I could go on and on and continue to reel off names. But the bottom line is, we want to make the fights that matter and that is what we will do.

“Those (Wilder and Joshua) are the only fights Tyson Fury is interested in after reasserting himself as the world’s best heavyweight.

“He may not have the belts. But he is top of the charts again now. We are working on his rematch with Wilder currently.

“After that, he will want Anthony Joshua. There is no reason from our side why this shouldn’t become a reality. Because it is a fight the British public will demand to see before too long.”

Should Joshua not be forthcoming, Fury (📸 Team Fury) would then potentially pursue a trilogy with Wilder, this time on UK soil.

PROSPECTS

On some of his big prospects for 2019, Warren added: “I have very high hopes for our younger contingent this year. Expect big steps to be taken by the likes of Anthony Yarde, Daniel Dubois, Nathan Gorman and Ryan Garner.


“I am looking forward the continued emergence of Sam Bowen – who defends his British super featherweight title against Ronnie Clark in Leicester on February 23. And there are some exciting possibilities with rivals such as Zelfa Barrett, Archie Sharp and Lyon Woodstock. They are all eager to step up.

“Sunny Edwards is also a young man to keep an eye on at Super Flyweight. It’ll be good to see how the likes of Harvey Horn and Joe Maphosa keep up their development around the lower weights,” he said.

Read Frank Warren’s full column at frankwarren.com here

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