Tyson Fury has revealed who he believes is the future of the heavyweight division, and his answer may come as a surprise to some.
Fury named Queensberry stablemate David Adeleye as the next man to take over the blue ribbon division when he appeared on BT Sport’s Chatterbox – where Adeleye was also appearing as a guest.
“David Adeleye is the future of this division. I told him the other night in the changing rooms, ‘you’ve got believe in yourself Dave, because you’re going to take over the division.'”
Adeleye has been a long time sparring partner of Fury’s and ‘The Gypsy King’ made it clear why he keeps bringing him back.
“He’s [Adeleye] great sparring, very very good sparring. If he was no good to me, then I wouldn’t bring him into my training camps. But he gives excellent work, so I keep bringing him in – ever since the second Wilder fight. He keeps learning, keeps listening and he can be the next Lancaster Bomber for sure.”
Adeleye returned to action this past weekend with a destructive second round knockout of Elvis Garcia at York Hall and, with ten professional fights now under his belt, will be hoping to progress towards some titles in 2023.
As for Fury, his controversial trilogy fight with Dereck Chisora is now just a couple of weeks away, due to be broadcast on BT Sport PPV from Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium in London.
Ticket sales and pay-per-view buys for Fury versus Chisora 3 will be interesting, given that many fans online have voiced criticism over Chisora as an opponent amid fears that a third fight between the pair will not be competitive, due to the comfortable nature in which Tyson won the first two.