Frank Warren reveals Tyson Fury will fight in London this December after giving up on Deontay Wilder trilogy as the Gypsy King warms up for huge showdown against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in 2021
- Tyson Fury said ‘enough was enough’ and cancelled his Deontay Wilder fight
- The cancellation has cleared the way for Fury to face Anthony Joshua in 2021
- But promoter Frank Warren has confirmed a warm-up bout for Fury in London
- Joshua must defeat mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev before he can face Fury
Frank Warren has insisted Tyson Fury will return to action in December with a London-based fight after turning his back on a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
Fury confirmed Sportsmail‘s initial report that the proposed December fight had been scrapped, stating that ‘enough was enough’ and that he was unwilling to be messed around in making it happen.
Fury’s announcement has cleared the way for a blockbuster heavyweight unification with Anthony Joshua in 2021, but ‘The Gypsy King’s’ promoter Warren has confirmed he will come back to the UK for a warm-up bout against an unconfirmed opponent following four successive fights in America.
Frank Warren says Tyson Fury will fight in London after he cancelled facing Deontay Wilder (L)
The cancellation of the trilogy fight opens the door for Fury to fight Anthony Joshua (above)
‘Tyson has said enough is enough, he is not going to wait longer and he will fight in London in December,’ Warren told talkSPORT.
‘That is what will happen. We haven’t finalised who it will be or anything yet, but that is what will happen.
‘As far as he is concerned, that contract [with Wilder] is at an end. It can’t go on forever. Everybody has worked hard to get the Wilder fight on, but it’s just not happening.
But Fury’s promoter Frank Warren (above) claims he will have a warm-up bout in December
‘Maybe next year or some time down the road we will do it, but our immediate job is to get Tyson sorted out for December.’
Joshua will have to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 before he can fight Fury.
The all-British fight is understood to be earmarked for the spring at Wembley Stadium, if the government lifts fan restrictions by then, or in either the Middle East or China.
Meanwhile Joshua must defeat mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev before facing Fury
And Warren believes the fight has the potential to be the most high-profile sporting event in the country since the 1966 FIFA World Cup.
‘I would love to do that fight [Fury vs AJ] in the UK,’ he concluded. ‘You know, maybe we have got to get some help to get it together to get it on.
‘It would be the biggest sporting event since God knows how long, certainly I think since the World Cup.’
Warren is hopeful the fight between Joshua (left) and Fury (right) can be held in the UK
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