Tyson Fury’s Promoter Frank Warren Weighs In On Arbitration Loss

By: Sean Crose "We got another bump in the road to try to get over." So says Frank Warren, the veteran British promoter who, along with Bob Arum, represents WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Warren, who is seen speaking on a BT Sport Boxing video, is of course referring to the current situation his fighter has found himself in as of yesterday. Although Fury was expecting to face fellow titlist Anthony Joshua in August to decide who the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is, an American arbiter ruled yesterday that Fury must fight former foil Deontay Wilder by September 15th. That means Fury-Joshua is possibly, if not likely, off. "Top Rank and their lawyer who they use was very confident that they would succeed," Warren says of the negotiations. With Top Rank and their lawyer proven wrong, Warren explains that a deal will be made with Wilder in order to let the Fury-Joshua fight go through or else Fury and Wilder will simply have to meet again. "Simple as that," Warren says, though he makes it clear the matter is complicated. "I think there’s going to be more to it than that," Warren says of dealing with team Wilder, "than just a step aside." One thing Warren makes clear in the interview is that team Fury would much rather fight Joshua than Wilder at this point. After a somewhat thrilling and controversial first battle, Fury bested Wilder in brutal, one sided fashion the second time around. Many, if not most, feel the result of a third battle between the two men is a foregone conclusion - another handy Fury victory. "We want to put on the biggest fight out there with Tyson Fury, which is with AJ," says Warren. "We’ve got to work very hard now to try to resolve the situation." The truth is that Wilder was contractually promised a third fight with Fury and that fight never came to fruition, at least not yet. Team Fury argued that the deadline for a third fight came and went, while Team Wilder argued that extenuating circumstances had come into play (this was the time of the Covid pandemic, after all). The arbitrator brought in to settle matters clearly saw matters the way team Wilder did. Fury has yet to speak publicly on the matter. In fact, Warren says in the interview he hasn't spoken to Fury yet himself.. "I haven’t spoken to him about it," says Warren, "but my guess is he’s really p’d off." The post Tyson Fury’s Promoter Frank Warren Weighs In On Arbitration Loss appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Tyson Fury’s Promoter Frank Warren Weighs In On Arbitration Loss

By: Sean Crose

"We got another bump in the road to try to get over."

So says Frank Warren, the veteran British promoter who, along with Bob Arum, represents WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Warren, who is seen speaking on a BT Sport Boxing video, is of course referring to the current situation his fighter has found himself in as of yesterday. Although Fury was expecting to face fellow titlist Anthony Joshua in August to decide who the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world is, an American arbiter ruled yesterday that Fury must fight former foil Deontay Wilder by September 15th.

That means Fury-Joshua is possibly, if not likely, off.

"Top Rank and their lawyer who they use was very confident that they would succeed," Warren says of the negotiations. With Top Rank and their lawyer proven wrong, Warren explains that a deal will be made with Wilder in order to let the Fury-Joshua fight go through or else Fury and Wilder will simply have to meet again. "Simple as that," Warren says, though he makes it clear the matter is complicated. "I think there’s going to be more to it than that," Warren says of dealing with team Wilder, "than just a step aside."

One thing Warren makes clear in the interview is that team Fury would much rather fight Joshua than Wilder at this point. After a somewhat thrilling and controversial first battle, Fury bested Wilder in brutal, one sided fashion the second time around. Many, if not most, feel the result of a third battle between the two men is a foregone conclusion - another handy Fury victory. "We want to put on the biggest fight out there with Tyson Fury, which is with AJ," says Warren. "We’ve got to work very hard now to try to resolve the situation."

The truth is that Wilder was contractually promised a third fight with Fury and that fight never came to fruition, at least not yet. Team Fury argued that the deadline for a third fight came and went, while Team Wilder argued that extenuating circumstances had come into play (this was the time of the Covid pandemic, after all). The arbitrator brought in to settle matters clearly saw matters the way team Wilder did. Fury has yet to speak publicly on the matter. In fact, Warren says in the interview he hasn't spoken to Fury yet himself..

"I haven’t spoken to him about it," says Warren, "but my guess is he’s really p’d off."

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Bob Arum Targets July 24th For Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3: “It’s Better To Get Rid Of Him And Go About Our Business”

By: Hans Themistode Bob Arum was left speechless when it was revealed that former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, had officially won his legal arbitration. After suffering a seventh-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in February of 2020, Wilder attempted to enact his mandated rematch. Yet, due to left bicep surgery, as well as the uncertainty of COVID-19, their bout was postponed on several occasions. No longer willing to wait, both Fury and Arum went in another direction. Recently, the British native revealed that an undisputed title fight between himself and unified champion Anthony Joshua was taking place on August 14th. But while Fury, Arum and fellow promoter Eddie Hearn, continued to tell the public that things were going according to plan, Wilder enlisted the help of arbitrator, Daniel Weinstein. Now, with Weinstein officially ruling in Wilder’s favor, Fury has until September 15th to face the former belt holder. Despite the news, it was originally reported that Arum intended to pay Wilder to step aside and guarantee the Alabama native a shot at the winner. With that said, Arum doesn't appear interested in having Fury face Wilder down the road. Instead, he intends on dealing with him. “We’re not paying Wilder to step aside,” said Arum during an interview with ESPN. “It’s better to get rid of him and go about our business. We can make Fury-Joshua fight for November or December.” Unwilling to protract negotiations, Arum has already reserved Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 24th for their third, and presumably final, showdown. As for Joshua, he’ll now be forced to head in another direction. A showdown against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk appears to be his likely target. The former undisputed cruiserweight champion was deep in negotiations to take on former Olympic Silver medalist, Joe Joyce, while Fury and Joshua took care of their undisputed showdown. The winner of Usyk vs Joyce was originally expected to be awarded the WBO interim title, as well as a mandated shot at the winner. Nevertheless, with Wilder stepping in to face Fury instead, Usyk will likely pursue his title shot against Joshua next. The post Bob Arum Targets July 24th For Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3: “It’s Better To Get Rid Of Him And Go About Our Business” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Bob Arum Targets July 24th For Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3: “It’s Better To Get Rid Of Him And Go About Our Business”

By: Hans Themistode

Bob Arum was left speechless when it was revealed that former WBC heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, had officially won his legal arbitration.

After suffering a seventh-round stoppage defeat at the hands of Tyson Fury in February of 2020, Wilder attempted to enact his mandated rematch. Yet, due to left bicep surgery, as well as the uncertainty of COVID-19, their bout was postponed on several occasions.

No longer willing to wait, both Fury and Arum went in another direction. Recently, the British native revealed that an undisputed title fight between himself and unified champion Anthony Joshua was taking place on August 14th. But while Fury, Arum and fellow promoter Eddie Hearn, continued to tell the public that things were going according to plan, Wilder enlisted the help of arbitrator, Daniel Weinstein.

Now, with Weinstein officially ruling in Wilder’s favor, Fury has until September 15th to face the former belt holder. Despite the news, it was originally reported that Arum intended to pay Wilder to step aside and guarantee the Alabama native a shot at the winner. With that said, Arum doesn't appear interested in having Fury face Wilder down the road. Instead, he intends on dealing with him.

“We’re not paying Wilder to step aside,” said Arum during an interview with ESPN. “It’s better to get rid of him and go about our business. We can make Fury-Joshua fight for November or December.”

Unwilling to protract negotiations, Arum has already reserved Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 24th for their third, and presumably final, showdown.

As for Joshua, he’ll now be forced to head in another direction. A showdown against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk appears to be his likely target. The former undisputed cruiserweight champion was deep in negotiations to take on former Olympic Silver medalist, Joe Joyce, while Fury and Joshua took care of their undisputed showdown. The winner of Usyk vs Joyce was originally expected to be awarded the WBO interim title, as well as a mandated shot at the winner.

Nevertheless, with Wilder stepping in to face Fury instead, Usyk will likely pursue his title shot against Joshua next.

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