Tyson Fury is in the gym preparing for a September defence of his WBC Heavyweight title, potentially the first bout of a two-fight year.
The undefeated man from Morecambe was last inside the ropes against Derek Chisora in December of 2022, and it has been a frustrating period since.
Talks with Oleksandr Usyk for an undisputed bout fell through, and Fury now finds himself desperate to fight but with no man signed to occupy the other corner.
According to him, that’s set to change soon. He posted a video from his gym to tease big news.
“Just finished a brutal session with stone hands, Bobby Howard, and Isaac Lowe. Brutal ten rounds of boxing on a lovely morning.
Hoping to announce a big fight very, very soon. Stay tuned. Working hard in the gym, summertime ready. Getting them abs out – or flabs shall I say for me. But then again it helped me 33 times in a row so that doesn’t really matter.
Stay tuned. Big news imminent.”
Boxing Social recently spoke to Fury’s promoter, George Warren, who confirmed that the current plan was to box in September and then enter talks with Saudi Arabia’s Skill Challenge for the Usyk fight.
As to who he faces first, those on the outside are none the wiser.
Frontrunners for the fight have come and gone – Zhilei Zhang, Andy Ruiz Jr – and Fury has been turned down by Anthony Joshua in favour of more solid plans.
It leaves the WBC rankings to take a look at, with names like Martin Bakole (number seven) and Agit Kabayel (13) being mentioned by his US promoter, Bob Arum.