Tyson Fury On Next Opponent: It’s Who’s Available and What Makes Sense Later On


WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was ringside on Saturday night in Wembley, as he watched BOXXER’s card headlined by Richard Riakporhe.

Fury spoke to Sky Sports, who were televising the card, and wasn’t offering any hints with respect to his next opponent.

He wanted to face WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Oleksandr Usyk – but that fight wasn’t possible because Usyk is contracted to face Anthony Joshua in a rematch.

Fury saw action last month, when he overcome two knockdowns to knock Deontay Wilder out in the eleventh round of their trilogy fight.

The ‘Gypsy King’ will evaluate his options in the coming weeks, but his next outing is targeted to take place on UK soil.

“I’m just chilling, enjoying life, taking one day at a time, and enjoying myself,” Fury said.

“I’m not really interested [in discussing what I want], because to be honest it doesn’t really make much sense who I want to fight at this moment. It’s who’s available and what makes sense later on.”

Last week, most observers expected the World Boxing Council to order a fight between Fury and WBC interim-champion Dillian Whyte.

But that didn’t happen, because Whyte is currently engaged in a legal battle with the sanctioning body.

Despite the legal tug of war, Whyte still expects to face Fury in 2022.

“He [Fury] will try to fight Usyk, because Usyk is a much easier fight for him. Fury has been mandated to fight me twice. He asked for the WBC ‘Diamond’ belt to fight me, but ran away when they agreed. He just keeps making excuses,” Whyte said.

“Hopefully now he’s got no choice. What’s he going to do? Throw the belt in the bin and run away from more money than he got to fight (Deontay) Wilder? He said he was going to fight me after he beat Wilder, then he ran away. Let’s see what he does.”

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