Tyson Fury’s promoter drops MAJOR bombshell over Anthony Joshua fight

That is according to Fury’s promoter Frank Warren.

Fury and Wilder battled out a controversial draw in a fight-of-the-year candidate in Los Angeles on Saturday night.

The WBC heavyweight champion knocked Fury down twice during the bout, and these were crucial in the American retaining his belt.

Fury somehow got up from a monster of a knockdown in the final round, when many believed he would be stopped.

However, when the result was read out, fans were in disbelief that Fury had not been given the decision, and Warren confirmed that an appeal would be made to the WBC for an immediate rematch.

If that rematch was granted, it would scupper Joshua’s chances of a unification fight with Wilder or a battle of Britain clash with Fury.

The WBA, IBO, IBF, and WBO champion has already confirmed that his next fight will be at Wembley on April 13, and Warren claimed that he knows who the mystery opponent will be.

“They won’t want to fight Wilder,” he said of Joshua and Hearn.

“Why would they want to fight Wilder?

“I’ve been hearing through the grapevine that it was originally going to be Dylian Whyte that they were leaning towards.

“Then I’m hearing they’re leaning towards Usyk for this show they’ve got in April.

”If they do, if I was Dylian Whyte I would be very pis*** off.”

Whyte faces Dereck Chisora in a rematch of their 2016 barnstormer on December 22nd.

Whyte has been rated as number one in the WBC for a year now, and has been calling for a fight with Wilder.

However, with a Fury-Wilder rematch looking likely, it seems that Whyte will be made to wait a little longer before challenging for world honours.

Usyk is fresh from his knockout victory over Tony Bellew in November.

The undisputed cruiserweight champion has previously declared an ambition to move up to heavyweight.