Trying to predict Tyson Fury’s next move has become something of an impossible task but former cruiserweight world champion Johnny Nelson has had a go anyway.
In the years since Fury snatched his WBC world title away from Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015, The Gypsy King has been impossible to second guess. He fought Deontay Wilder off a long layoff when no one expected it, then fought him twice more as well as taking on lesser opponents like Sefer Seferi and Tom Schwarz.
Rather than continue to clear out the division’s top names since then, he has then taken a third fight with Dereck Chisora and a mandatory against Dillian Whyte, while next up is a fight with former MMA star Francis Ngannou, who has never boxed professionally.
Speaking to The First Bell Boxing Show, Sky pundit Nelson was asked what Fury might do after the Ngannou fight.
“I’m going to kick myself for saying this cause I’ve always poo-pooed it cause we’ve been teased so many times in regards to Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua cause I’ve said it’s never going to happen but I actually think that is a fight that now can be made, but it’s the business that is spoiling the show.”
Co-host Spencer Oliver then had his say and agreed even though Fury has said he has ‘no interest’ in it.
“Joshua might box Fury before Fury boxes Usyk. I think he’s in that position where the Fury fight is closer now than it ever was, and Usyk versus Fury is further away that it ever was cause I don’t think the money in Saudi for that fight is there now. I think the biggest fight in terms of pay-per-view sales and everything now is Anthony Joshua versus Tyson Fury.”
Should Fury dispatch Ngannou as many are predicting, many will hope the big-money fight with Joshua will be the one that tempts him the most, although Joshua has been warned not to go anywhere near it.