Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has insisted that the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ is now a bigger draw than fellow heavyweight Anthony Joshua, the BBC report.
The 30-year-old recently returned to the ring after a lengthy absence from the sport, defeating Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta in the summer, which setup a huge clash with WBC champion Deontay Wilder in December.
The highly anticipated bout in Los Angeles last month ended in a controversial split decision draw, with the pair now considering facing off once again.
Joshua meanwhile last fought back in September, defeating mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, with the 29-year-old still awaiting confirmation of his next opponent for April.
And promoter Warren has claimed that his fighter, who has recovered from drug and mental health issues in the past, is now a bigger draw than Joshua.
He’s the people’s champion.
I think he’s now a bigger attraction than Anthony Joshua.
There’s no corporate element with him. You don’t have to go through 100 people. You just pick the phone up. He walks down the street and he hasn’t got an entourage of minders.
Warren then went on to add that he is in discussions with Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel over a potential rematch.
Whoever he fights next, if Tyson Fury fights in this country, it is going to be a sell-out, wherever he fights.
At the moment I’m talking with Shelly Finkel, who looks after Wilder, and we are trying to get the rematch together.