WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury caused an uproar on Friday when he announced on social media that a contract had been sent to former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for a September clash at Wembley Stadium in London.
Joshua’s promoter, Matchroom’s Eddie Hearn, later disputed Fury’s claim – stating to reporters that a contract had never been mailed to his fighter.
However, Hearn revealed that Fury’s co-promoter George Warren of Queensberry Promotions had reached out to negotiate a September fight.
While Hearn is talking to Warren, the Matchroom boss is also in talks to face Joshua against former WBC champion Deontay Wilder in a December date in Saudi Arabia.
“On Tuesday or Wednesday, George Warren emailed me and said, ‘Listen, would you be interested in fighting in September? We’ve already discussed the conditions. We don’t think it will be difficult. are your thoughts?” Heanr told IFL TV.
“I called George Warren immediately and said, ‘Look, we’re planning our August fight and of course we’re negotiating in Saudi Arabia to fight Deontay Wilder in December. If we can’t move that model, we’d be more than happy to see Tyson Fury fight.
To be honest, at this point, I don’t have much else to say other than that no contract has been sent to us, but we are talking to George Warren and if our plans don’t materialize we would of course be open to discussing a fight with Tyson Fury.” .
Malik Scott, Wilder’s head coach, believes Fury is too erratic for Hearn and Joshua to take him seriously.
“Everyone knows everything about Tyson Fury, you can never bet your chips. Everything about Fury just can’t be bet on because one day he’ll be fighting and the next he’ll retire. He can be very unpredictable but I can tell you – with or without Tyson Fury – Deontay and AJ are in negotiations over Saudi Arabia.” – Scott he told Betway.