The boxing world remains firmly in the dark about what the “game changing” announcement regarding Tyson Fury’s next fight will be.
Many purists are concerned that it will be a crossover bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, a fight that very few think would be particularly competitive should it be fought under Queensberry rules.
On a recent appearance on the Out Of Interest Podcast, Fury admitted there was the “potential” he and Ngannou could lock horns before the year is out.
“I think there’s been a lot of talk of me and Ngannou fighting each other. He wants to come to boxing and he wants to fight me, he was even at one of my last fights and got up on the ring and confronted me!”
“There’s potential. We’ve had a lot of offers from the Middle East at the moment to host that fight over the summer”
Fury has been linked to a fight with just about everyone over the past six months, from a legacy defining undisputed bout with Oleksandr Usyk, a match up with IBF cruiserweight belt holder Jai Opetaia and even other stars from the world of MMA such as Jon Jones.
Despite the plans of Skill Challenge Entertainment to stage the undisputed clash in December, ‘The Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren confirmed Fury vs Uysk would not be happening then, though remained open to the possibility of a fight early in the new year.
With that way in the future, an announcement as to his next move is expected soon. As for Usyk, he will defend his unified titles against Daniel Dubois in Poland on August 26.