It still remains unclear whether or not Tyson Fury will look to have a fight this summer, or jump straight into an undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia later in the year.
Fury has been out of action since his routine win over Derek Chisora last December, and has since been linked to a whole host of heavyweights including Andy Ruiz Jr, Demsey McKean, and even MMA stars Francis Ngannou and Jon Jones.
Over the past week, former Fury opponent Otto Wallin has thrown his name into the ring, claiming to Pro Boxing Fans that he can go one better than he did in their first meeting and dethrone ‘The Gypsy King.’
“I would love that rematch, I think I can do better than I did the first time. I feel like I’ve improved since then, I’m smarter and I’ve been in there with him for twelve rounds already, so I know what to do better.
I don’t think anyone can say anything to him to try and make him take a fight, he does what his mind tells him to do. I don’t think even he knows what he wants to do next!
I just want to say I’m ready for it, I’m here for it and I think I can do much better than I did last time – I think I can beat him.”
Wallin gave Fury one of the toughest tests of his professional career when they locked horns back in 2019, inflicting a cut upon the Brit early in the fight that would require 47 stitches to repair – many felt the deep cut should have stopped the fight and ‘The Gypsy King’ handed his first career defeat.
Fury managed to bite down on his gum shield and grind out a decision win that night, and would go on to rematch Deontay Wilder five months later and become WBC heavyweight champion of the world.