After just one fight in the last thirteen months, Tommy Fury looks set to announce his return to the ring and is expected to fight on the Floyd Mayweather vs Deji undercard in Dubai on November 13th, according to BoxingScene.com.
Last time out, on the undercard of brother Tyson’s fight with Dillian Whyte at Wembley, ‘TNT’ won a points decision against Poland’s Daniel Bocianski (10-1).
Since then, Fury planned to fight controversial YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul (5-0), but issues entering the United States, meant the bout was cancelled for a second time.
With Jake Paul planning to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva (3-1) on October 29th, the timing of Fury’s return suggests that he is eyeing up Paul for early next year. The Love Island star even shared a facetime call with ‘The Problem Child’ during the aftermath of Amanda Serrano’s victory in Manchester, with Fury telling Paul “I’ll see you soon”.
Fury looks set to face Puerto Rican light-heavyweight PaulBamba (5-2) on his return to the ring. Despite having a winning record, Bamba has been defeated by opponents with respective 1-4 and 0-4 records and won’t be expected to cause the Brit too many issues.
Fury has often taken criticism for the calibre of opposition, although, in this instance, who could blame him for taking a warm-up fight against a lesser opponent. A huge purse for a fight against Paul could be on the horizon and a loss in preparation for that would almost certainly put an end to that.
As for the rest of the main event, Mayweather’s recent knockout over Mikuru Asakura shows that he isn’t afraid of pushing for a stoppage in exhibition bouts. He fights Deji, who put in the performance of the night on his brother KSI’s Misfits Card and boasts a strong UK following. The event is the birth of Global Titans Fight Night, a new PPV series in the UAE.