Tyson Fury is ‘in talks’ to take on an undefeated Australian heavyweight Down Under.
Fury hasn’t fought since last December when he defeated his old pal Derek Chisora for a third time. After that victory, the WBC champion looked all set to lock horns with Oleksandr Usyk to crown the first undisputed king of the division since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
But this is boxing and fans know better than to get their hopes up. Talks eventually collapsed when Usyk’s team pulled the plug, believing they weren’t getting a fair deal.
‘The Gypsy King’ has made it clear he wants to fight this summer but his UK promoter, Frank Warren, has admitted finding a suitable opponent has become problematic.
Angelo Di Carlo, manager of Aussie heavyweight Demsey McKean, has revealed that the Fury camp have made contact about a possible clash.
Speaking to News Corp, Di Carlo said:
“Chats began some time ago for Demsey to fight Tyson Fury in Australia and I think Demsey is the best option for the Gypsy King. We’re certainly keen to do the fight, I’ll have more talks with Fury’s camp and see where that takes us.
If Tyson Fury wants to fight in Australia, the logical option is to fight an Aussie fighter and talking to Fury’s people, they don’t want to fight a small heavyweight.
Demsey is one of Australia’s best heavyweights, he’s six foot six and being a southpaw, he would present a real test for Tyson.
We’ve been given a possible date to fight Fury in August, so hopefully we can make it happen. Demsey has said let’s make this fight happen.”
Di Carlo went on to say a Fury-McKean fight in Australia would be the biggest in the country’s history.
“For Demsey to get the chance to jump in the ring with Tyson Fury, it would be the biggest fight in Australian history, bigger than Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao.
Demsey is unbeaten and he is awkward enough to give any heavyweight problems. Being a southpaw makes him tricky to fight and he has the youth and hunger to be competitive against Fury. Tyson cannot underestimate Demsey because he has the size and power to pull off an upset.”
Coincidence or not, Fury happens to be in Australia at the moment supporting his training partner, Joseph Parker, who’s set to face Faiga Opelu this week.
With McKean being a southpaw it could aid Fury with his preparations for a potential fight against Usyk at the end of the year.