Tyson Fury – Bob Arum cites two potential new opponents


Boxing – Tyson Fury could ultimately not face Dillian Whyte for lack of a contractual agreement.

While the WBC had summoned Tyson Fury to defend his belt against Dillian Whyte, the Briton could finally face another opponent. Indeed, according to Bob Arum, negotiations with the Whyte clan would be complicated. So much so that the WBC would have asked them to look for another opponent for a game without a title.

It was during an interview for iFL TV that the promoter of the “Gypsy King” revealed the information.

“Dillian Whyte could have this game. We would, ”he said. “But they are, in our opinion, very greedy with what they ask for. We offered them a big, good deal. A much bigger purse than they’ve ever had in any game. But that didn’t make them move. We spoke to the director of the WBC, Mauricio Sulaiman. He told us, “Look, this breaks my heart, but find another opponent, without the WBC title. We will not take it away from you. Do your business ”. “

Now would be the time for Tyson Fury to face Anthony Joshua in a much anticipated shock. However, the latter is already engaged in a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. The “Gypsy King” team therefore seems to be moving towards two other tracks.

“Dillian Whyte should really come to the table and make the deal to take on Tyson Fury,” Arum continued. “But that’s not likely to happen. So they’re going to play refereeing and Frank Warren and I are looking for another opponent to do the Fury game in Manchester or Las Vegas. Andy Ruiz Jr. is a possibility. Another is Robert Helenius, a big boy from Finland. These are the two main guys. “

Andy Ruiz Jr. (34-2) is coming off a win over Chris Arreola last May. His best-known victory is that obtained against Joshua, by KO, in 2019. As for Robert Helenius (31-3), he remains on three victories by KO.

What do you think of these two potential opponents for Tyson Fury’s return in 2022?

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