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Tyson Fury Set For Incredible $20m Payday By Participating In Global Event In Australia

Tyson Fury Set For Incredible $20m Payday By Participating In Global Event In Australia

Brit superstar Tyson Fury will receive an astonishing $20m payday if he takes on an undefeated Australian boxer in a global event, according to Bob Arum.

The 31-year-old 'Gypsy King' became the new WBC champion after he dethroned fierce rival Deontay Wilder in their blockbuster rematch last month.

And now Fury's co-promoter claims that plans are in the pipeline for the Brit to head 'Down Under' for a fight against Australian prospect Jai Opetaia.

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Opetaia, 24, is currently fighting at cruiserweight level and boasts a record of 19-0, with 15 wins coming by way of knockout.

But the boxer would need to climb to heavyweight if he wanted to face WBC champ Fury in a lucrative fight.

According to Arum, the plan is for the fight to be held at the Bankwest Stadium in mid-2021.

"It has to be, from our standpoint, a competitive major event," the Top Rank founder and CEO told The Sunday Telegraph.

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"I don't know if he can beat Tyson, so big and talented. But this kid is very, very skilful.

"If he comes through, it will be a major attraction."

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Fury's co-promoter has also revealed three potential opponents for the 'Gypsy King,' which would see out the three remaining fights on his current contract.

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

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"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?"

Fury recently admitted that he plans to have two more bouts after the Wilder fight before walking away from the sport.

"Yes, I've got two more fights left and then we're really [thinking] about what we're going to do from there," he told ITV's This Morning.

"How long's a piece of string? I'm undefeated from 31 fights and I've been a professional for 12 years.

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"Hopefully, I'll have two more fights and then sail into the sunset."

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Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Boxing, Bob Arum, Gypsy King

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