Warren: Fury beats Wilder and Ruiz, I’d make Dubois or Gorman vs Whyte

Promoter Frank Warren discussed the heavyweight landscape following what has been a sizzling summer of action.

With Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury winning early, and Anthony Joshua suffering a shock loss, the top division is hitting the headlines.

Ahead of his blockbuster ‘Heavy Duty’ card at The O2, London on Saturday, July 13. Warren is hoping to add two more to the mix.

Daniel Dubois faces Nathan Gorman, whilst Joe Joyce battles dangerous American Bryant Jennings.

The victors will be on the cusp of challenging the top three in 2020.

BT Sport will televise as the vacant British heavyweight title in on the line between two of the world’s top prospects Dubois, who is 11-0, 10 KO, and Gorman – who is 16-0, 11 KO.

In the chief support, Joyce 9-0, 9 KO will face former world title challenger in Jennings. ‘By By’ has a record of 24-3, 14 KO.

Warren is salivating at what’s in store for the fans.

“We have two real notable, good quality heavyweight fights,” said Warren.

“These fights are going to be fireworks. These are big guys, big punchers. We saw in Anthony Joshua v Andy Ruiz when heavyweights let bombs go anything can happen.

“One big punch can change your career, change your life. Go and ask Andy Ruiz.

“The heavyweight landscape hasn’t changed at all after Ruiz’s win. The number one heavyweight, in my opinion, is Tyson Fury. He beat Deontay Wilder, but they gave a draw.

“Andy Ruiz is game and has got fast hands, but has he the beating of Tyson Fury? I don’t think he has and I’m not sure he has the beating of Wilder.”


On what triumphs mean next month, Warren added: “The winners of these two fights has the opportunity to become a world champion and will be in the top five.

“Would I be worried put these guys in with Dillian Whyte? I would make the fights in a heartbeat.

“This is Joe’s tenth fight and although he had great amateur experience, this is a big, big test against Bryant. He isn’t here to sit down.

“Daniel v Nathan is a pick ‘em. It doesn’t get any better than this fight. They want to go to the next level and one is in the way of the other.

“How many fighters take these risks at this stage of their careers?”