Frank Warren insists plan for Wilder and Fury rematch is still in place
Tyson Fury's co-promoter Frank Warren has said there is still a plan in place for the Brit to rematch with Deontay Wilder despite his new multi-fight deal with ESPN.
Fury signed a five-fight deal with the American broadcaster believed to be in the region of £80 million but Warren believes that his new arrangement, coupled with a new promotional deal with Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions, will not be a stumbling block in any rematch with Wilder.
"At the moment, even up until last night in the early hours, I was talking with Shelley Finkel, who represents Deontay Wilder, and we're still trying to make the match," Warren told TalkSport.
"It just means that Tyson's position is much stronger now than it was before in the negotiations. That's where we're at and the bottom line is we're still negotiating and we're all looking forward to it and everyone wants the fight to take place including Wilder, Shelley Finkel, myself and Tyson."
Fury has also been long rumoured to fight British world champion Anthony Joshua but Warren claims that his fighter would need to be granted a 50/50 split for that fight to take place.
"It's harsh to say Fury's deal makes it impossible fight Joshua!”
“We wanted to make the fight but they’ve never contacted us.”
"The Hearns can give the fight people want with a 50/50 split."
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"How can we? At the moment he's out in the States," added Warren.
"He didn't even fight Dillian Whyte. Dillian Whyte was supposed to fight him if you remember after beating Chisora. That's what their plan was and he wouldn't pay him what he wanted.
"We're not sitting around waiting for it to happen with them. They're out there and they've made the decision to go to the States to fight this Baby Miller guy [Jarrell Miller], who Tyson has actually sparred with and knocked down seven times.
"They're out there doing their part and we've got to do our thing. The world doesn't revolve around Anthony Joshua and at the end of the day Anthony Joshua and I hope Tyson Fury will happen because the fans want it to happen, we all want it to happen.
"I said a 50/50 deal and we'll do it and they've never, ever contacted us regarding that. I haven't heard a phone call or anything."