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Warren explains why fight Dillian Whyte after Wilder

Tyson will not be locking horns with Dillian anytime soon, according to the Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman recently confirmed that , who is set to face Alexander Povetkin at Matchroom’s Camp on August 22, will be next in line for a shot at their champion if he comes out on top against the Russian.

It is currently unclear who that champion will be, nonetheless, as is first contracted to defend his title in a bout with .

And should topple once more, his immediate attention will turn to an undisputed showdown with unified chief Anthony Joshua – having already reached an initial agreement for two s with his domestic rival in 2021.

waiting what feels like a lifetime for his own world-title tilt, will be determined to force home his mandatory shot and scupper and Joshua’s undisputed plans next year.

Frank Warren is keen to get a lined up for Tyson by the end of the year

But Warren, who co-promotes along with Top Rank bigwig Bob Arum, insists his er will not be taking on regardless.

“He ain’t ing Dillian because he wants Anthony Joshua,” he said.

“Let’s get that on. Then while Dillian waits for his opportunity, a massive would be him against [Daniel] Dubois. That makes a lot of sense to me.

“Tyson is not beholden to him. Tyson is probably the biggest star in boxing at the moment in my opinion. He’s undefeated, he’s been named as the No.1 heavyweight in the world by Ring Magazine. He will make his choices.

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“Him against Joshua is the everyone wants to see. I’m a fan and I want to see it. In my lifetime I’ve seen all these heavyweights and now we’re blessed with this.

Dillian be ing Tyson anytime soon

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“I want to see these two guys each other and no-one should stand in their way and it’s really important that it happens now when these two guys are at their best.”

British boxing fans have long craved a meeting between and Joshua, who currently hold every recognised world title in the heavyweight division.

AJ also has to get past IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in his next bout, which is likely to go ahead towards the end of the year.

Yet if both men remain unscathed as expected, Warren believes a historic British event will be on the cards.

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“It’s the best heavyweight out there and it would be the biggest sporting event in this country since England won the World Cup. It would transcend sport,” he said.

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“It’s not going to happen before the end of the year, but it has to happen next year.

“And that should happen in the UK. We should move heaven and earth to make it happen here.”

When asked if could behind closed doors this year, Warren replied: “If that’s what it is, that’s what it is. That’s the world we’re in.

“I don’t want him ing behind closed doors, for me he’s the biggest box office [star] out there.”

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