Fury faces Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on August 18, but Warren believes a fight with Wilder can happen later this year
Frank Warren says a fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is “very close” to being done.
Fury faces Francesco Pianeta in Belfast on August 18 in what is his second fight since his near three-year absence from the sport.
However, the ‘Gypsy King’s’ promoter confirmed that a possible bout against the WBC belt holder Wilder in Las Vegas could happen later this year.
In an interview with iFL TV, Warren said: “Tyson wants the fight. Both of them want the fight. We are very close to getting it done.
“Tyson’s got to win his fight on the Belfast show on the 18th. He’s got to come through that. If he comes through that I believe we’ll be in a position to make it happen.
“I think it’s the biggest fight of the year. It’s a toss up out of that and Canelo-Golovkin. Biggest heavyweight without a doubt by far.”
A potential fight between the American and Anthony Joshua has been prevalent, but Warren went on to say that he has been working on a fight with Fury behind the scenes.
Warren added: “Probably about a couple of weeks now [I’ve been working on the fight].
“I was helping with their offer to Anthony Joshua and that’s how it came about.
“I always say if you want to make a fight and the money’s right it’s easy to do. There’s two reasons you don’t make fights, one is the money’s not right or two, you don’t fancy it. That’s the bottom line.
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“Turning down a guarantee of $ 80 million for two fights tells you they [Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn] don’t want the fight.”
Joshua next faces mandatory opponent Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22 as the Brit defends his WBA world title.