Tyson Fury has revealed who he wants to fight next if an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk cannot be agreed for the early part of 2023.
Appearing on Queensberry’s official YouTube channel, Fury told host Dev Sahni that stablemate and countryman Joe Joyce was the man sitting second on his hit list, and would be getting the call for an all British showdown at Wembley next year if a meeting with Usyk could not be finalised.
“If Usyk don’t want no smoke in February, then let’s do Joyce at Wembley – you heard it here first.”
“Joe, get your skates on, get fit mush. If the middleweight don’t want no smoke, you’re in. I’m fighting three times next year, and you can be one of them.”
Joyce cemented his position as a bonafide heavyweight contender in September this year with a stunning 11th round knockout of former world champion Joseph Parker at the Manchester Arena.
Fury, a close friend and teammate of Parker, was sat ringside that night and has been presented with an increasing number of questions regarding a potential fight with ‘The Juggernaut’ ever since.
Despite this, an undisputed bout with Usyk is still considered most likely to be next for WBC belt holder Fury, with talks between the two teams said to be progressing well and several financially lucrative offers from international sites to host the fight rumoured to be on the table.
Of course, this all depends on ‘The Gypsy King’ coming through his comeback fight with an old foe on December 3rd at Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium. Fury versus Chisora is one of the unlikelier trilogies that British shores have bore witness to and a contest that Fury is a firm favourite to win.