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Tyson Fury Claims Four Boxers Rejected A Fight Before He Took Up The Otto Wallin Bout

Tyson Fury Claims Four Boxers Rejected A Fight Before He Took Up The Otto Wallin Bout

Tyson Fury has revealed that four fighters turned down the chance to fight him ahead of accepting the Otto Wallin bout.

The superstar Brit, 31, is set to trade blows with the Swedish boxer on 14th September in Las Vegas before he reignites his fierce rivalry with Deontay Wilder in 2020.

But Fury has now claimed that he took up the match with Wallin by blasting Alexander Povetkin, Kubrat Pulev, Charles Martin and Trevor Bryant for turning down a fight with him.

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"Alexander Povetkin was offered the fight and he said no, and took a fight with [cousin] Hughie instead," the 'Gypsy King' told Behind the Gloves.

"Kubrat Pulev was offered the fight and said no; Charles Martin, no; Trevor Bryant, no."

According to the former unified heavyweight champ, fights couldn't be made with Jarrell Miller due to his failed drugs tests and Dillian Whyte amid the doping allegations he faces.

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And Fury vented his frustration by saying there were no other opponents to choose from, with Wilder set to rematch Luis Ortiz and Andy Ruiz Jr taking on Anthony Joshua.

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He explained: "'Big Baby' [Jarrell] Miller popped for a drug test and Dillian Whyte popped for a drugs test.

"Wilder is fighting [Luis] Ortiz. Ruiz is fighting Joshua, who the f**k else is there?

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"I could have fought Chris Arreola or someone who's been knocked out five times, but what am I gaining by that?

"This guy Wallin was the highest-ranked opponent who was willing to step up -- there's nobody else."

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Fury has been heavily criticised by the likes of 'AJ' and WBC champ Wilder for fighting against Wallin next.

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Fury confirmed last week that his rematch with the 'Bronze Bomber' is slated for 22nd February in Las Vegas.

Will Fury beat the WBC champ in a rematch?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Behind the Gloves

Topics: Kubrat Pulev, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Otto Wallin, Gypsy King, Las Vegas, Alexander Povetkin

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