Who Are The Top Fighters Fury Wants To Compete Against?
Tyson Fury has his eyes on a number of opponents. If he wants to get through all of them, he may end up boxing until he is wrinkled and grey.
Recently, Fury (30-0-1) expressed interest in fighting until he is about 40. It is a complete 180 from when the 31-year-old stated he was considering retirement once his current deal with Top Rank is up. He even went on to say back in October that three fights might be his number. The lineal and WBC Heavyweight Champion was able to elaborate on his comments via an Instagram Live session this past week.
“I’ve been thinking about it and initially I had three fights left on my contract, I’ve got two fights left on it now, I’ve got Wilder and Joshua, but I’m just going to keep going because there’s nothing else to do is there really?” said Fury, via Boxing Scene.
Fury is currently set to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout following their February rematch that saw Fury win via TKO in the seventh. The fight between the two is set for either November or December. There is also the idea Fury going straight to a bout against WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua. If he has to go through Wilder first, Fury is more than willing to do so.
Fighting until he is 40 means he will have to stay busy. Fury ended up stating a few opponents he had in mind following Joshua and Wilder.
“For me, I’m 31 years old, fit as a fiddle, in great mental spirits, I train three or four times a day for bants, and it’s like, ‘what else am I going to do with my life?’ You know, there’s plenty of other fighters out there for me to beat up on. You’ve got Dillian Whyte, Jarrell Miller, [Kubrat] Pulev, [Andy] Ruiz, [Luis] Ortiz, [Daniel] Dubois, [Joe] Joyce, there’s loads. There’s Efe Ajagba, the big Nigerian Olympian, there’s Tony Yoka the French Olympic gold medallist,” Fury went on to say.
Whyte is the current interim WBC Heavyweight Champion and the mandatory challenger for Fury’s belt. Pulev is currently set to face Joshua sometime this summer while Andy Ruiz Jr. beat Joshua for the titles back in June. Joshua ended up winning them back in Saudi Arabia. An interesting name is Jarrell Miller, who just signed with Top Rank and is interested in facing Fury.
Who would you like to see Fury face after bouts with Wilder and Joshua?