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Will Freeman

Frank Warren makes Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua admission as Usyk and Joyce options revealed

Frank Warren has revealed the next options for Tyson Fury, with the Queensberry promoter revealing that both Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce are likely to be the next options for the Gypsy King after fighting Derek Chisora.

The Morecambe based fighter takes on Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3rd, a date which was originally expected to be the date of a fight against Anthony Joshua before talks fell through. He will take on Chisora who has lost 13 fights in his career and is ranked 14th by the WBC in a surprise choice.

However, Fury's UK co-promoter Frank Warren has revealed that the Gypsy King has a three fight plan with Chisora just the first step on the path to unification. The veteran promoter has informed fans of the plans amid criticism that Chisora may not be an opponent of sufficient quality for the undefeated WBC champion.

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“That fell apart and then we had to go down the ratings,” Warren explained live on TalkSport. “Derek was available and that’s who he’s fighting now. He’s the highest available contender.”

Joe Joyce became the mandatory challenger to Usyk's WBO title and Warren hinted that Fury could unify the heavyweight division against Usyk before Joyce got his shot. When asked whether Fury would ever meet Joshua he continued: “No.

“AJ’s gonna come back – a couple of fights to get him back into the situation, he’s gotta win those fights." He added. “And I think he’s very vulnerable.

“I’m not being disrespectful to him, but I wouldn’t be surprised by any fight that he loses now because I just think he’s a very beatable fighter now."

Plotting out the course of Fury's next three fights, he said: “If Tyson comes through Dec 3, he’s gonna fight Oleksandr Usyk and after that he may wind up fighting Joe Joyce…

“It’s not our fault or Tyson’s fault this fight did not happen, it’s not our fault, 100 per cent.”


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