Tyson Fury ‘adamant’ on quick comeback but ‘don’t know’ about opponent, says Ben Shalom after ringside meeting

Tyson Fury ‘adamant’ on quick comeback but ‘don’t know’ about opponent, says Ben Shalom after ringside meeting

Tyson Fury has told promoter Ben Shalom “he will definitely fight” in early 2022, but has no opponent, it has been revealed.

The WBC heavyweight champion joined BOXXER promoter Shalom at ringside on Saturday night as Fury’s cousin Hosea Burton suffered a combat loss to Dan Azeez in their British title fight.

Fury became the world’s No.1 heavyweight after two demolitions from Deontay Wilder, but the WBC still haven’t announced Dillian Whyte as their mandatory challenger, leaving him without a confirmed opponent for a quick comeback.

Dillian Whyte is interim WBC champion

“He told me he would definitely fight in February or March but doesn’t know who he will be against,” Shalom said. Sky sports.

“It’s not in Tyson’s hands.

“But he wants to fight in February or March, whether it’s against Dillian or not.

“He’s adamant about it. “

Tyson Fury and Ben Shalom at BOXXER Fight Night on Saturday

Shalom added of Fury: “He’s a great guy. We are both from Manchester and we know the same people. We have a similar understanding.

“It was good to see him on our show. He supports us a lot. “

Anthony Joshua has triggered a rematch clause in an attempt to reclaim the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he lost to Oleksandr Usyk after a unanimous decision loss in September.

This narrows down options for Fury, who said Air sports Saturday: “I’m not really interested, because to be honest it doesn’t really make sense who I want to fight against right now.

“It’s who is available and what makes sense later. “

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“Fury’s preference is Usyk, not Whyte”

Whyte a dit Air sports on Fury’s pursuit: “I hope he doesn’t have a choice. What is he going to do ? Throw the belt in the trash and flee with more money than he got to fight Wilder?

“He said he was going to fight me after he beat Wilder, then he ran away. Let’s see what he does. “

Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who promotes Fury in the US, has previously said Air sports: “It’s very, very important that Tyson, after doing his last five fights in the US, that he comes back and does a fight in the UK. “

Undefeated British contender Joe Joyce has also been suggested as an opponent by Arum.

Joe Joyce
Joe Joyce has been named a potential opponent by promoter Bob Arum

“Joyce will fight anyone,” said SJAM, Joyce’s management. Air sports. “He’s never turned down a fight and now he’s ready for the real elite of heavyweight boxing.

“He’s # 1 with the WBO and # 2 with the WBC and he wants to win belts. I talk to its promoters [headed by Frank Warren] regularly and they know our goals.

“A fight with a quality Fury boxer is something he would appreciate.

“Joe’s durability and engine are on par with anyone in the sport. ”


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