THE career of Anthony Joshua is “not turning out as expected” and he should not be regarded as the world heavyweight champion until he beats Tyson Fury, Frank Warren has claimed. Fury has been out of the ring since ending Wladimir Klitschko’s long reign in 2015, but the promoter insists that an announcement on his comeback will be made “very, very soon.”
Since defeating Klitschko with a virtuoso performance [below] a lot has happened. Tyson Fury was stripped of his IBF title in the immediate aftermath for agreeing to give Klitschko a return, and lost the WBA and WBO belts when details of depression, failed drug tests and cocaine use hit the headlines in 2016.
“Until anyone beats Fury they cannot rightfully call themselves the world heavyweight champion because he didn’t lose his titles in the ring,” Warren told Boxing News.