Fury’s promoter denies deal is done with Frank Warren

Tyson Fury (right) in action against Dereck Chisora during their fight in 2011. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
Tyson Fury (right) in action against Dereck Chisora during their fight in 2011. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Confusion surrounds the future of Tyson Fury after one of the country’s leading promoters announced he had signed the Morecambe heavyweight to a long-term deal.

The unbeaten giant’s representatives Hennessy Sports have denied claims from Frank Warren that the 25-year-old is to appear on a February 15 show promoted by Warren and live on BoxNation at the Copper Box Arena in London.

At a press conference on Wednesday Warren also declared his intention to then match Fury with former foe Dereck Chisora in a world title eliminator at a major stadium in June.

But Mick Hennessy has slammed the claims.

He said: “These reports are not true.

“We have had a verbal offer from BoxNation for Tyson to appear on three of their shows, but as yet have not received any contract to look at and consider.

“Until something is agreed in writing and signed into, myself, Peter Fury (Tyson’s uncle and trainer) and Tyson are still keeping our options open.

“We were told it would be 48 hours before we even receive any paperwork to look at and we are still awaiting any such communication.”

Fury has endured a frustrating time after seeing his £10 million battle of Britain with David Haye postponed and then cancelled with Chisora offering a lucrative alternative.

The Finchley man has long expressed a desire to avenge his loss against Fury, with the Morecambe man having outpointed an out-of-shape Chisora back in July 2011 to win the British and Commonwealth titles.

On the possibility of a Chisora and Fury rematch, Warren said: “It will be a great fight between two of the best heavyweights in the world and it would be a fantastic world title eliminator.

“It is a huge football stadium fight and up there with a Carl Froch v George Groves rematch.”