Fury is likely to fight WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next but his co-promoter Warren admits he has no power over Fury’s decisions
Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren admits he can advise Fury of his options but has no power over the heavyweight champion’s fighting future.
Fury has pondered retirement since putting a decisive end to his trilogy with Deontay Wilder last month.
He will likely be ordered to fight WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next after a shoulder injury forced the Brit to pull out of his October 30 fight with Otto Wallin.
Fury outlined his five-fight plan before fighting Wilder, with targeted fights against Anthony Joshua, Whyte and Derek Chisora all being on his list.
But Warren admitted that Fury is his own boss and can decide whether or not he wants to fight again.
” Tyson Fury makes the decisions, he’s the guy who’s the lineal champion. He’s the number one heavyweight in the world and it’s his decision, how much he wants to fight for and who he wants to fight,” Warren told iFL TV.
“It’s not my decision. He’s a grown man. What, he’s 32 or 33 years of age, he’ll make his decision. Of course, I’ll advise him what my opinion is as I did when he came and signed with me.
“When we sat down and done our deal originally, I said we’ll do four warmup fights and then we’ll get him in for a shot at the world title.”
Fury took almost a three-year hiatus from the ring due to mental health issues following his upset win against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
The Brit lost over 10 stone and took just two warmup fights in 2018 before fighting to a controversial split draw against Wilder, missing out on the WBC title in the process.
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And Warren continued by stating most of Fury’s entourage were against him fighting Wilder for the first time.
“After two fights, I felt he was ready to fight Deontay Wilder. I knew I could get the fight done with Shelly Finkel so I sat down with him, talked about it.
“Everybody bar him and me, I think there was one other person, were up for the fight. His dad wasn’t up for it, no-one wanted him to have the fight but he took my advice.
“Obviously he had the faith in himself to know that he could go and win the fight. As we all know, he got robbed. He took my advice that time.
“That’s what my job is, to try and make the openings for him so he can actually take advantage of them, that’s what I do.”
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