Frank Warren denies talk that Wilder was approached to step aside

One of Britain’s top boxing promoters Frank Warren made it clear that nobody from Tyson Fury’s team has approached Deontay Wilder for stepping aside.

Warren has assured boxing fans that the trilogy between the new WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and the former titleholder Deontay Wilder will take place before the most highly anticipated fight in this era – Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua.


“The Gypsy King” and “The Bronze Bomber” were scheduled to fight for a third and probably last time this summer, but the coronavirus outbreak postponed the fight for the autumn. After Fury demolished the American this past February all boxing fans assumed correctly that there’s only one fight to be made in the heavyweight division and that’s the unification bout between the two brits.

Still, the 68-year-old Warren said people will have to wait for this one to happen because Wilder ain’t going nowhere.

“No step-aside offers have been made,” Warren told’s Gary Newbon. “As far as Tyson’s concerned no offers whatsoever have been made to Wilder or his team. At the moment, there is a contract in place that has to be honored. I don’t think it will happen until October or November.”

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The obvious fight on Warren’s mind is the unification clash against Joshua, should the British star overcome his mandatory defense against Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev.

“I hope it does happen. For the sake of British sport and British boxing,” Warren said. “It’s something everybody wants to see happen. I want to see it happen because we’ve all got opinions on who we think we feel will win.

“I feel that Tyson has the beating of him as I always felt from day one that Tyson always had the beating of Deontay Wilder – and was proved twice – albeit the first fight he didn’t get the decision – he was cheated. I think if we can get them in the ring the same thing will happen with AJ. I think Tyson has the beating of him as well.”

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