Tyson Fury calls for Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn to work together on series of fights including his clash with Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury has called on Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn to put their differences aside for the good of British boxing.
On Tuesday night, Warren put out a statement calling for them to start working together.
This was followed up by serious progress on Wednesday as the pair shared their first ever conversation.
Fury said: “Make it happen Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn, give the fans some good fights! Also put on me vs AJ as well.
“Unite and give the fans what they want, this would be colossal for boxing in UK.”
Warren’s initial statement read: “What I am proposing is to break down the borders and give the fans the fights they want to see.
“Let’s make the natural matches that have previously been deemed too complicated due to promotional and broadcast affiliations. Queensberry’s finest versus the best of Matchroom. Why not?
“Forget about promoter pride and egos, it is not about us. This is the time to turbo-charge boxing right back into the mainstream and capture the imagination of the watching public.
“I say we should smash down the barriers for the benefit of the sport and, most importantly, the people who support it.
“From our side, our broadcast partner BT Sport fully buys into the concept and is ready and willing to help make it happen.
“If Sky Sports are of the same mindset, so much the better, and an equitable distribution of the fights can be worked out. No problem.
“Our door is wide open to begin negotiations for one-off spectacles, a sequence of events, a Test series of top ‘us versus them’ humdingers. The possibilities are endless and everything is on the table.
“Forget the past. Don’t focus on the difficulties and let’s get on and make the fights people want to see.
“You could say I am throwing down the gauntlet and I would hope this honest proposal is taken at face value and not blithely dismissed.”