Frank Warren minds that unification between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua would likely not happen until February of next year.
The promoter of the WBC heavyweight champion said earlier that a showdown between Joshua and Fury could take place in December. Now the situation has changed with COVID-19 pandemic.
“That will push [a fight with Joshua] back to some time in February if that is the case,” Warren said to The Mirror.
“They’ve locked down Vegas and the commission has said no boxing. We need the time to do the Wilder fight justice in terms of promotion, it won’t go on till the autumn. The problem you have is also the training camps if they can’t do them properly, they can’t get in sparring partners from around the world.”
Fury was going to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight on July 18th in Las Vegas.
Now that fight is being pushed back to early October.
“Fighters also need a date to be fully focused on. They want to be at their peak for a date so they need a date to train towards, we can’t give them any dates. It is a blow as we would have liked to have got it done in the summer but it is what it is. The whole country is in the same boat, everything has gone on hold.”