Bellew reveals talks have taken place with Fury’s camp
Rumours have started to build that Tyson Fury wants to make his return against a fellow British fighter.
With Anthony Joshua pencilled in to for a rematch against Ukrainian Wladimir Klitshcko, it’s pretty clear this will not be Tyson’s first fight back.
However don’t be disappointed fight fans. Talks have apparently taken place between Fury and ever chirpy Liverpudlian fighter Tony Bellew.
Bellew is riding a career-high following his knockout victory over David Haye earlier this year.
Both Fury and Bellew aren’t afraid to do some talking to sell a fight. To make matters even more interesting, a match up the two would also be a continuation of the bitter rivalry between their two respective cities, Liverpool and Manchester.
That said the size differential between the two fighters is certainly a major obstacle. Bellew has not shied away from pointing this out and appears to prefer only taking the fight if Fury remains in his current state of physical disrepair.
Speaking to Boxing News Online, Bellew said “I know what you’re going to say, he’s a giant of a man, he’s massive. He is one of the biggest, yes, but he’s not a huge puncher and in the shape, he’s in, I’m probably picking on a guy who’s possibly fatter than me.”
“I would take it on board. There are possibilities of that happening, yes there is.”
“I’ll be totally honest. Would I get in with the Tyson Fury that beat Wladimir Klitschko? Absolutely not, no. Would I get in with the 25 stone fella that’s walking around now, absolutely yes.”
“We need to see what he is and what’s realistic. He’s been out the ring so long, he’s going to be ring rusty. It would be one I’d look at. He’s a brilliant fighter. Do we still class him as the lineal heavyweight champion of the world? I don’t know, he’s been out the ring so long.”
At the moment Fury remains without a boxing license and has now been out of the ring for over a year.
Whilst the prospect of a match-up between two of the best heavyweight trash talkers appeals to us. We’d advise not holding your breath for the fight to happen!