- Tyson Fury is struggling to find an opponent to fight him in July
- Talks with Oleksandr Usyk for a fight in April did not work out
- Fury says he isn’t confident any of the suggested names will fight him
Tyson Fury, WBC heavyweight champion is the biggest global superstar in boxing right now and is the money fight for the rest of the heavyweight division.
It would appear that there should be no shortage of interest in getting a boxer to sign a contract and fight Fury, but unfortunately that is not the case!
Fight With Oleksandr Usyk Does Not Work Out
Oleksandr Usyk, WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO champion and Tyson Fury have teased the public for the last few months of a potential mega heavyweight fight between the two. There were serious talks between both camps for a fight to take place in April in Wembley Stadium.
Boxing fans were sceptical as more often than not, the mega fights in boxing don’t seem to take place unlike the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) which is the premier organization in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). The two fight camps could not reach a deal and no contract was signed for April.
There were reports floating around that Saudi Arabia was looking to put together a mega-heavyweight double header fight between Fury vs. Usyk and Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder towards the end of the year but nothing official has been confirmed.
What we do know as of now is that Fury will not be fighting Usyk anytime soon because Usyk has now been ordered to fight mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois.
Fury Not Confident He Will Find An Opponent For July
Tyson Fury is set to make a voluntary defence of his championship in July but is still waiting to find a dance partner. There were talks that Fury could end up facing former WBA, IBF, IBO, WBO champion Andy Ruiz. Jr. but that fight fell through as it appears Ruiz Jr. was asking for too much money.
Some of the other names that could potentially fight Fury include Zhang Zhilei and Joe Joyce but there is no contract signed as of now. Fury recently told media that he is not confident that any of the above mentioned names will sign to fight him in July.
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