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Tyson Fury backs Frank Warren in calls for Anthony Joshua fight after promoter insists ‘it’s not even about belts now’

, Tyson Fury backs Frank Warren in calls for Anthony Joshua fight after promoter insists ‘it’s not even about belts now’

TYSON FURY has publicly backed Frank Warren’s calls for his showdown with Anthony Joshua.

Queensberry boss Warren says the public could not care less about what belts are on the line.

They just want to see Britain’s and boxing’s two biggest names go at it in a heavyweight clash for the ages.

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The pair have already agreed a two-fight deal and Warren says there is no issue with splitting the money.

Complications arise with who, according to contractual obligations, comes next for both fighters.

Fury is set for a trilogy bout against Deontay Wilder and the WBC say Dillian Whyte should be next in line for a title shot should he beat Alexander Povetkin on Saturday.

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Warren, however, is adamant Fury – whose real first name is Luke, according to Whyte – will not fight the Body Snatcher this year or next and even said he could vacate his WBC belt just to get it on with AJ – who is also lined up to fight Whyte.

Speaking to BT Sport, Warren said: “I was talking to Adam Smith at Sky and he was banging on about poor old Dillian Whyte.

“I said stop, let’s talk about your subscribers – what fight do the general public want to see?

“Who do you want to see Tyson Fury fight? Dillian Whyte or AJ?

“Who do you want to see? Anthony Joshua against Dillian Whyte or Anthony Joshua against Tyson Fury?

“He [Smith] said 98 per cent of people want to see Fury and Joshua.

“And the rest probably makes Dillian’s couple of mates.

“I said well, under those circumstances, listen to your subscribers. You’re saying that’s what everyone wants.

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“Let’s park all this up because it’s not even about belts now.

, Tyson Fury backs Frank Warren in calls for Anthony Joshua fight after promoter insists ‘it’s not even about belts now’

“It would be great to have the four belts on the line, it would be brilliant for two Brits to fight for the four belts.

“But if there are all these complications, let them just have the fight.

“No one’s buying a ticket to watch a belt. They’re buying a ticket to see the two Brits fight each other.

“They’re buying a ticket to see Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua.

“That’s the fight they want to see. It’s the fight I want to see. I’m told it’s the fight AJ wants. I know it’s the fight Tyson Fury wants.

“Let’s just get the thing on.

“There are no problems with the money, we’ll split it down the middle.

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“So let’s just focus on putting these obstacles out the way and delivering the fight that the whole of Britain, if not the whole of the world, wants to see.”

And Fury quoted Warren’s tweet with the caption: “Well said @frankwarren_tv.”

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