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Tyson Fury's Next Three Potential Opponents Have Been Named

Tyson Fury's Next Three Potential Opponents Have Been Named

The new WBC heavyweight champion will have a long list of challengers waiting.

Daniel Marland

Daniel Marland

Tyson Fury's promoter has revealed the new WBC heavyweight champion is weighing up fights with Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte after the Deontay Wilder trilogy bout.

Fury handed Wilder the first defeat of his professional career last month and the 'Bronze Bomber' has triggered his rematch clause.

Those two are set to square off again in July and the 'Gypsy King' is already lining up his next opponents.


Bob Arum told World Boxing News per The Metro:

"I agree with WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and what he has said regarding Tyson Fury.

"Fury will fight Wilder in July. He could then possibly fight the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev winner in November. Then Dillian Whyte in February. Why not?"

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has recently stated that Fury will be free to fight anyone he once after the score is settled with Wilder.

He explained:

"Tyson Fury is a new champion. He has one year to do any fights he wishes to contract on a voluntary basis.

"Now, Fury apparently has a rematch agreed with Wilder, but can fight Dillian Whyte or he can fight Anthony Joshua. He can fight any opponent, as I mentioned."


Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn is keen to pencil in a unification bout between the two champions.

Hearn recently told Sky Sports that he's in discussions with Arum to make the blockbuster battle of the Brits.

"We've had numerous conversations with Bob Arum and Top Rank about making Tyson Fury against Anthony Joshua," Hearn told Sky Sports.

"We knew that when Wilder exercised that rematch clause that fight [against Fury] was going to take place. We understand he wants to win his belts back but the great thing is that fight will take place in July.

"We box in June so now our intention - and those conversations are now ongoing - is to finalise the Fury v AJ fight for December this year.

"There's no reason why we can't get that contracted now subject to both guys winning in the summer. The undisputed fight must happen in 2020."


Hearn also explained that the fight should take place in the UK despite rumours of it being held in Saudi Arabia.

"We must try to do the fight in the UK. Both fighters would like it to happen here but there will be huge offers from around the world. Our priority is to try and make the fight in the UK.

"There's going to be two of these - maybe even three - so certainly summer 2021 will be in the UK but I'd also like to get the first fight in the UK.

"We've got two British world heavyweight champions and they're going to fight for the undisputed world heavyweight championship - this is never going to happen again so to do it in the UK would be very special."

Joshua will have to get through mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20 before a bout with Fury.

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Deontay Wilder