Frank Warren details dream 2020 for Tyson Fury & why no one should be giving KSI or Logan Paul pro licences

My dream 2020 for Tyson Fury is for him to fight Deontay Wilder and then take on the winner of Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua II.

There could be a third fight with Wilder after the rematch, so well have to see about that. But, we want Tyson to fight AJ or Ruiz Jr after Wilder to prove once and for all Tyson is the best heavyweight in the world. Tyson thinks time might be running out to make these fights, but Im not so worried about a ticking clock.

Im more worried about what happens if Joshua beats Ruiz Jr in their rematch. If Ruiz Jr wins there wont be any problem making the big fights. But if Joshua does, there will be problems. Team AJ wont go anywhere near Tyson. We need the public to force that fight, should he beat Ruiz Jr.

Ruiz Jr and Joshua fight again in December (Picture: Getty)

One thing is for sure, Tyson will be fighting Wilder in February. Not that I think we would ever be asked to, but I would never advise Tyson to step aside so Wilder could fight Joshua or Ruiz Jr. Theres no benefit in that for Tyson. Wilder-Fury II is the biggest fight on the planet at the moment and you have to do it now, when everyone is in their prime.



Im predicting another knockout for Tyson on Saturday night. If Tyson can get to Otto Wallin early, hell stop him. If you rewound the clock eight months and said Ruiz Jr was fighting Wallin, it would probably be a coin toss.

Boxing changes quickly, and although I think Wallin is a decent fighter, Tyson is an elite heavyweight. Im pretty confident itll be another excellent night for the Gypsy King.

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Back in the UK, Sunny Edwards is headlining for us at York Hall against Rosendo Hugo Guarneros. Sunny isnt far away now from getting a really big fight. The public like him and he can fight.

I really do believe he can do big things, but hes got to win on Saturday. We could have put him in against a European level fighter, but he wanted a challenge, so weve given him one.

We were approached by the organisers of KSI vs Logan Paul before their first fight to help with promotion. Needless to say, we passed. I saw it for what it is – a hyped up white-collar boxing event. Theyre not even decent amateurs, just Youtube stars who saw an opportunity to make a lot of money. I get that.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Kit Oates/REX (9808144q) Youtube personalities Logan Paul and KSI Logan Paul v KSI, Boxing match, Manchester Arena, UK - 25 Aug 2018 Youtube personality Logan Paul fights fellow Youtuber KSI in front of thousands at the Manchester arena. The two internet celebrities have been feuding for months online. The fight is seen as a victory for youtube, the fight livestreamed to millions online.
KSI and Logan Paul plan to turn pro for their rematch (Picture: Rex Features)

Eddie Hearn once said it wasnt proper boxing and I agreed with him. Hearn is not singing that tune now. I think it could be a strategy to boost subscribers to DAZN… What I dont understand is why theyre going pro? Rio Ferdinand had his pro licence rejected and he was at least a sportsman.



Im not having a go at KSI or Logan Paul, good luck to them, but theyre barely even novices. No one should be giving them a pro licence. When I parted ways with Billy Joe Saunders, Hearn told him: Welcome to the big time, and now hes apparently destined for the undercard of an event like this? Welcome to the big time, indeed.

Over to more important matters and Ive written some serious letters to the British Boxing Board of Control about this Dillian Whyte mess. I manage fighters and their safety, teRead More – Source

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