Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua still planned for December despite coronavirus outbreak

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is still the plan for December, according to the Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren. Fury and Joshua are meant to be fighting Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, respectively, this summer.

Joshua won back the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in December and is set to defend against Pulev in June.

But the ongoing coronavirus pandemic could threaten that, and the fight could take place in July instead.

Fury is also supposed to fight in July against Deontay Wilder, who he knocked out in February to win the WBC world title.

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Coronavirus has massively disrupted the sporting schedule in the UK, as well as other countries.

And there’s a real threat that fights will get pushed back to the end of the year, as well as into next year.

But Warren is confident Fury and Joshua will still fight in December, as long as they beat their respective opponents Wilder and Pulev.


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“Tyson vs Anthony Joshua in December remains what we’d ideally like to happen. I hope by then things will have settled down,” he said in his talkSPORT column.

“That’s the fight that everybody wants to see and the fight we all want to make.

“The past week has been a tough test for everyone as the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold of the nation.

“I think everybody is in the same boat.


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“It doesn’t matter what business you’re in, no one knows what tomorrow is going to bring and all we can do is live in hope.

“From a boxing perspective, a lot of the top echelon of boxers are financially secure.

“It’s the guys lower down the chain, the guys starting out, who are obviously struggling.

“This is their only source of income. They’ve got no other work – if they don’t fight, they don’t get paid.

“And it’s the same with us – if we don’t put shows on, we don’t get paid.

“But in all walks of life there are people seriously affected by what’s going on. It’s an awful time for everybody.”

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