Speculation in the boxing world remains rife about what the “game changing” announcement regarding Tyson Fury’s next move is going to be.
There are concerns that it will be a crossover bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, a fight that very few believe would be remotely competitive should it be under traditional boxing rules.
TalkSPORT’s Simon Jordan – who was first to report on the Saudi Arabia heavyweight plans for December before confirmation of all involved – claims he understands that Fury vs Ngannou “can’t be the game-changer” after discussions with promoter, Frank Warren.
Instead, Jordan says the announcement will be something that will ‘change the metrics’ of fights being made.
“Frank Warren was talking about the idea there’s a game changer in the offing – and it can’t be this.
I know what it is … it can’t be this. It’s an interesting one. It will change the metrics of when fights get made and it won’t mean that you’re dependant on certain people and certain factions.
I don’t think the game changer is Tyson Fury fighting Francis Ngannou, and I don’t think that should be a fight anyway … Irrespective of the fawning, cloying, sycophantic drivel from Mauricio Sulaiman about what a special kind of champion he is, these guys should be made to fight more regularly than they currently are.”
Fury has been linked to a fight with just about everyone, from an undisputed bout with Oleksandr Usyk, a match up with cruiserweight world champion Jai Opetaia and even stars from the world of MMA such as Jon Jones and Ngannou.
Despite the plans of Skill Challenge Entertainment to stage Fury vs Usyk in December, ‘The Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed it would not be happening, though kept the door open to a fight early in the new year
More frustration and impasse for the legacy defining unification – which appeared to have been agreed earlier this year before talks between the two camps publicly collapsed – with most observers laying blame firmly at the door of Fury, although he himself believes Usyk was ‘scared.’