Warren: Dubois, Joyce and Gorman pushing for Joshua and Fury fights
Promoter Frank Warren says his trio of British rising heavyweights will soon be in the frame to face Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury.
Ahead of a huge summer of top division boxing in the UK, Warren believes the loser of a fight between Daniel Dubois and Nathan Gorman can come again.
“It’s not the end of the world for the loser between Daniel and Nathan. Dereck Chisora has shown you can come good after losing,” said Warren.
“I wanted to put the fight on this December. But I spoke to the boys and they made the fight. They wanted it (July 13).
“There is nothing better than watching two young heavyweights in there. They are exciting young talents and the next generation. This is a throwback fight.
“These guys and Joe Joyce are going to be in the picture when Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua come back from America.”
Explaining how the clash came about initially when Joyce was put forward for the UK strap, Warren added: “The British Boxing Board of Control put out the fight between Joe and Daniel. I spoke with Joe’s team and they were looking at their position as mandatory challenger to European champion Agit Kabayel, Also, WBA regular champion Manuel Charr, so they’ll go in another direction for now.
“Joe will fight a world ranked opponent in July (Bryant Jennings).”
On Gorman grabbing the opportunity which Joyce passed up, trainer Ricky Hatton is excited at the challenge.
“Fights like this don’t normally happen so soon. But boxing is changing. Building a fight up for three years doesn’t exist anymore because of TV and public demands.
“Boxers also want to fight the best sooner. I take my hat off to Nathan and Daniel for taking this fight.
“As a trainer, you hope someone walks through the door like Nathan. When he walked through the door looked like he’d been doing it for years.
“He has talent, hand speed, can fight in the pocket and he will have to show that against Daniel.
“From the minute he walked through the door this was the one fight Nathan wanted,” said the former two-weight world champion.