— Hughie Lewis Fury (@hughiefury) June 7, 2017
That tweet right there confirms a couple of interesting things. First of all, WBO Joseph Parker will finally face off with mandatory challenger Hughie Fury in September. Their previous fight got cancelled because of an injury sustained by Fury.
So what does this mean for Tony Bellew, who has been very vocal about a title fight against Parker?
A rematch against David Haye of course.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has said that Bellew still has ‘unfinished business’ with Haye and that is the most reasonable fight to make. Although this time around, it’s Bellew who will be calling the shots.
“Very simply, Tony now wants the flip of that deal. He wants what David had last time, and vice versa. We were given the opportunity to fight Haye in a deal that Tony didn’t believe was fair, but ultimately I convinced him. We were glad we took that fight, but there were elements and aspects of that deal that were condescending,” explained Hearn.