Frank Warren says Anthony Joshua vs Daniel Dubois would be more appealing for British fans than AJ vs Deontay Wilder

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Frank Warren wants to see Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois clash and he believes it would be a ‘cracking fight’.

In his most recent fight, Dubois challenged Oleksandr Usyk for the unified WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles and the Brit was stopped in the ninth round.

But, Dubois and his promoter Warren think he deserved the victory after he dropped Usyk with a body shot in round five, but it was ruled a low-blow by the referee.

Warren has appealed the decision with the WBA and called for a rematch, but there is yet to be any further update on the situation.

And so, in the meantime, Warren wants to make a fight between Dubois and former two-time heavyweight world champion Joshua.

“A good fight I think would be [Dubois] and Joshua,” Warren told talkSPORT.

“Because both of them have been criticised recently about their desire.

“Joshua is a big puncher like Daniel and you look at his last few fights where you wanted to see a bit more out of him, but I think that’s a cracking fight.”

AJ is currently in talks to fight Wilder next in Saudi Arabia, but negotiations have stalled and promoter Eddie Hearn has said Joshua may fight in December against someone else first.

And when Warren was asked whether a clash with Dubois would be more appealing than Joshua vs Deontay Wilder, he replied: “I think with the British fans it would.

“I haven’t got a problem with Wilder vs Joshua but it ain’t happening. I’ve had that conversation many times, I don’t see that fight happening in Saudi at the moment at all.”

Warren went on to claim that Dubois could give Joshua a good fight, as he arguably gave Usyk his hardest test at heavyweight.

Before he continued: “[Joshua’s] got to fight somebody and if it isn’t Wilder then who is he going to fight?”

To finish, Warren made a prediction for a potential Joshua vs Dubois fight, saying: “I fancy my man, but we will see, that’s if they want to go down that road.”


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