Former cruiserweight world champion, Johnny Nelson, believes that fights fans are growing tired of a certain heavyweight and starting to see through the ‘BS.’
The collapse of the proposed undisputed title bout between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk was the latest instalment in a series of nearly-fights between the main players in the weight-class, joining Fury-Joshua and Joshua-Wilder in the growing list of contests that are yet to come to fruition.
Now, with Tyson Fury announcing that ‘monstrous’ fight news is on the horizon, Nelson is braced for further frustration and suspects that fans feel the same way.
It seems that Fury will fight either Zhilei Zhang or Andy Ruiz – both options seen as respectable match-ups but small in comparison to what could have been earlier this year.
In an interview with iD Boxing, Nelson dispiritedly shared the anguish of those who follow the sport. When asked about Fury’s next opponent, he said:
“I think that the public are now seeing through the ‘BS’. I can’t think of any top heavyweight fighter, where so many fights have fallen by the way side, for some reason or another, be it through negotiations or whatever it is.
So, I think Tyson Fury will probably be his own worst enemy, but if you had to choose between the two [Zhilei Zhang or Andy Ruiz], I would choose Ruiz, that’s what I do and that’s how I’d work it.”
Fury’s next fight is expected to be announced soon, with a July date rumoured against one of the above.
Should he win, it’s expected that his team could still entertain talks from the Middle East to attempt to stage the four-belt clash with Usyk.