But The Gypsy King’s promoter will not put any pressure on his man to fight on if his heart is not in it after Fury insisted he would retire following his stunning knockout victory against Dillian Whyte in their WBC heavyweight clash on Saturday night.
Warren would be keen for Fury to face the winner of WBA, IBF and WBO champion Usyk against Joshua if he does continue. Usyk outpointed Joshua back in September in a sold out Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Warren said: “You do want to see the undisputed fight. I would have loved it to have been Joshua, can you imagine them two in Wembley in an all-British affair? Having said that, when you look at Usyk, he fought in front of a good crowd, Britain has seen how good he is, so that would be a big fight too. With all that’s gone on in Ukraine, there would be a big wave of emotion towards Usyk in this country. It would be a real emotional night if those two do get it on.”
Warren wants Joshua to win that rematch to set up an all-British blockbuster showdown – although he is not confident that will happen. He said: “I will want Joshua to win that rematch. The Fury against Joshua fight is the one people want to see. But he has a big fight ahead of him.” Warren will wait until Fury comes down from the high of his knockout victory over Whyte before discussing whether he will retire or fight on.
The 33-year-old is adamant after he defended his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte with a sixth-round stoppage win that he would call it quits in the ring. But wife Paris opened the door to her husband returning for the undisputed clash. Warren said: “I spoke to him this morning and he said he is still on a high, it will take him a week to come down.
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“When he comes down, spends some time with his kids and wife, and he’s like everyone, when he gets back in the gym he might think, ‘this is good, I’m feeling good’ and then he might think ‘What am I in the gym for, I may as well have a fight’. Who knows? I’m not going to push him, I know it sounds boring, but if your heart is genuinely not in it then I wouldn’t want him to do it because it’s dangerous.”
Warren, who has promoted Fury since his comeback in 2018, does feel that the unbeaten world champion has still plenty to give the sport. The hall-of-fame promoter was mightily impressed by his man’s performance as he outboxed Whyte before delivering a conclusive finish through the right uppercut which knocked out The Body Snatcher. He said: “If he does continue and I don’t think he has reached his pinnacle to be honest, he looked even better the other night.
“Everyone thought Whyte would be a handful for him and he absolutely dominated the fight with a superb display of boxing, not being hit, breaking his man down, he even set him up for that uppercut. He threw about a couple of jabs, then Whyte was square on, then he brought the uppercut up and that was it. That’s his boxing brain. He could go on as long as he wants. There’s nobody out there at the moment who will give him too much trouble. Joe Joyce or Daniel Dubois after a few more fights might be a tougher fight but at the moment there is nobody out there that will trouble him.”