Wilder vs Fury 2: Tyson Fury promoters Top Rank target Anthony Joshua fight in 2020
Tyson Fury’s US promoters Best Rank want to”strike while the iron is hot” and also set up a mega-fight using Anthony Joshua this year, the business’s president has told Sky Sports.
Fury will challenge Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight championship on Saturday in a rematch night by fighting the winner until 2020 is out, and even though there is a third struggle pencilled in, Joshua could ruin those programs.
Top Rank president Todd DuBoef, asked when they were dedicated to agreeing an undercover heavyweight title fight, told Sky Sports:”Of course. There’s nothing stopping it. In the world of today, we know that curiosity or demand is not unparalleled.
“I’ve been in the company for 25 years. There is interest in a fighter but not in a game.
“People have more choices now so the barometers have risen of what you have to present. It must be compelling.
“People want to see Joshua, however they need to watch him at the ring with the very best. Just like they want to see Fury and Wilder.
“One plus one equals 10, within this struggle [involving Wilder and Fury]. It is not Fury from Tom Schwarz or even Otto Wallin, or Wilder against Dominic Breazeale or even Luis Ortiz , directly? The needle did not move significantly as this past week. And that should be our objective – to proceed towards [fights that capture mainstream attention ].”
Asked when Fury and Joshua could virtually meet in the ring, DuBoef stated:”While we have momentum today, I’d love to find the struggle later this season. Strike while the iron is hot.
“Fury includes a really difficult match in Wilder but, I believethis is when you make matches.
“[Joshua vs Fury] is massive across the board. We have to listen to the fans, listen to the planet, hear the individuals supporting boxing by making these compelling matches whenever possible.”
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn had told Sky Sports that an undercover heavyweight title fight may be staged from Saudi Arabia. He said:”We’ve got a enormous site offer in place for this struggle to take place.”
DuBoef added the fight would have huge appeal in the usa and UK:”it is a fight that crosses over superbly to both. He has come to be a celebrity in the US since Fury combined our boat, and he garners a great deal of attention. Joshua’s interest is UK driven because he has not pushed against his flag as Fury as much to the united states. However, the world heavyweight champion works ”
Joshua is expected to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO titles against Kubrat Pulev, who is also promoted by Top Rank in June at London.
“A lot of things can roll the perfect way,” DuBoef explained.
DuBoef clarified why Leading Rank joined forces with Fury from 2019 earlier promoting his most recent two conflicts in Vegas:”It was the story of Tyson who hadn’t been exposed to the US. He’s self-deprecation and he is real in the way that he talks about himself. He is one of the athletes in the world.
“I did not know the full story of everything he has been through. I thought:’We must uncover this’. Our task is to open the world’s eyes to a superb game of characters.
“During the Larry Holmes and Wladimir Klitschko erasthey did not move the needle. It’s about creating attention and introducing athletes into the largest foundation.”
He added concerning the build-up to Saturday’s struggle with Wilder:”This is a huge week for the sport. It’s just the beginning of the heavyweight renaissance that’s forcing the interest . It’s a gigantic week for networking, and also the business of relationships.”