Fans can't believe who Tyson Fury is fighting next mainly because they've no idea who he is
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Tyson Fury has a new rumoured next opponent and boxers are equal parts confused and annoyed, as no one's heard of his challenger.
We should be less than four weeks removed from Fury or Oleksandr Usyk having been crowned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
Whoever had won the huge fight between the two world champions would have been the first undisputed champion at the weight since Lennox Lewis at the start of the century.
However the fight collapsed leaving boxing fans angry at yet another huge showdown going by the wayside and each party blaming the other for the issue.
In the weeks since then the message about the Gypsy King's next fight has been typically muddled for a fighter who retired last year for a few months.
Andy Ruiz Jr and Zhilei Zhang have both been mooted as potential summer opponents, only for it to be announced that he wouldn't be back in the ring until December.
That's expected to be in Saudi Arabia against Usyk on the same bill that Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder fight, but now it seems the undefeated Brit will fight before then.
According to Australian outlet the Herald Sun, the 34-year-old WBC champion is in talks to fight Aussie heavyweight Demsey McKean in the contenders home country.
"Oh dear me, I had to go Google his name," said one fan.
"Four top 15s express their interest in fighting Tyson Fury and as always he ignores them all to fight someone outside top 50," claimed a second.
Recalling why Anthony Joshua's fight with the WBA champion fell through last year, another replied, "AJ had a 10 day deadline in November to sign to fight Fury on December 17th because he need to be ready to fight Usyk in March btw."
"Never ever let anybody tell you that Fury doesn’t put on the fights everyone wants to see. We’ve all been clamoring for … Demsey McKean," added a fourth, rather sarcastically.
"Just when we thought Fury couldn't sink any lower," exclaimed another.
A sixth argued, "Strip fury of his belt, this is ridiculous."
And another replied, "Can we all agree to stop taking him seriously now."
May 23, 2023
Recently, the Mancunian has been involved with MMA stars as much as he has with boxing, after several callouts and social media spats.
He called out Joe Rogan who was then defended by UFC heavyweight champion Jon Jones, whilst Jake Paul has told Fury to fight the man who Jones replaced as champion, Francis Ngannou.
Any of them wouldn't be much worse opponents than fighting 32-year-old McKean, despite Australian's undefeated record.
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