Tyson Fury’s Next Opponent Could Be Australia’s Demsey McKean
Tyson Fury’s next opponent could be Australia’s Demsey McKean all the way down under in August.
The ‘Gypsy King’ has been struggling to find an opponent since his last fight with Dereck Chisora in December.
Thereafter, talks over an undisputed bout with Oleksandr Usyk broke down as other opponents failed to materialize.
Tyson Fury vs Demsey McKean is now in talks, according to McKean's manager Angelo Di Carlo who has said he's held talks with Fury's camp about a potential WBC heavyweight world title fight in August in Australia. [@TheHeraldSun]
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Talks with Andy Ruiz Jr. broke down on the basis that the former unified champion allegedly wanted $20 million.
Meanwhile, Zhilei Zhang was obligated to take on Joe Joyce after the latter exercised his rematch clause.
With that being said, Fury was in Australia recently to support Joseph Parker’s fight against Faiga Opelu.
And as part of that process, he appears to be in talks over fighting McKean.
McKean’s manager Angelo Di Carlo confirmed as much: “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 and Justis Huni are Australia’s best heavyweights, but Demsey is 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.”
And by the looks of it, Fury is keen too: “I’m definitely keen, it may even be my next fight, over here. I just haven’t got an opponent yet, so we’re going to figure it out.
“Over the next few days we’re going to be travelling around to a few different states and looking at some potential venues for my next fight.”