Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren admits a heavyweight title unification fight with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to take place this year.
The long-awaited Battle of Britain seemed set to take place later this year. However, the coronavirus outbreak has thrown a major spanner into the works of the fight.
The global pandemic has led to Fury’s trilogy fight with Wilder being postponed until October.
When asked if the delayed Wilder fight means Fury won’t fight again 2020, the Queensbury Promotions chief said: “Exactly. That will push that back to some time in February if that is the case.”
Warren admits the postponement of the Wilder fight is less than ideal for Fury’s hopes of unifying the division later this year, saying: “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.
“Fighters also need a date to be fully focussed 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.”