When is the next Tyson Fury fight? Latest Joshua vs Fury rumours and news
Having displayed restraint and class in defeating Joseph Parker recently, all eyes are on Anthony Joshua’s next fight. What’s in store for the best British boxer of his generation? The smart money is on Deontay Wilder – but Tyson Fury might just have other ideas, having just confirmed a return to the ring. We explore the possibilities for the next Fury fight.
Brash ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury has just announced his comeback bid will be happening this year, having just signed a multi-fight deal with big shot promoter Frank Warren as he looks to put doping scandals and personal issues behind him.
Here’s everything you need to know about the next Tyson Fury fight.
Next Tyson Fury Fight: Date revealed
There’s even a date, no less, with Fury set to grace the ring again on Saturday June 9 at the Manchester Arena.
Warren told the world on Instagram:
“HE’S BACK!!! Delighted to announce that gypsyking101 has signed a promotional deal with us. June 9th at the manchesterarena is the first step back to reclaiming what is rightfully his.”
Now that the key details are out of the way, let’s look at the possibilities.
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Is a Joshua vs Fury fight on the cards in 2018?
Don’t get too excited for Joshua vs Fury just yet.
Fury’s first fight back will almost certainly be a small-fry affair, as the boxer looks to warm up ahead of a run at all four heavyweight title belts and secure a couple of headline knockouts as he stakes his claim to be back at his best. No names have been mooted yet, but we’ll be sure to update this article when they are.
The most likely scenario going forward?
That would see WBA, WBO and IBF champion Joshua entering the ring against WBC heavyweight title holder Wilder first, with Fury enjoying a couple of warm-up fights before taking on the winner of that grudge match later in the year – New Year’s Eve fights are always big business in boxing, after all.
In the meantime, we’ll have to wait and see who Fury’s first opponent will be. On form, he’s arguably the best of the best, with his last win being in November 2015, when he out-sparred the legendary Wladimir Klitschko to win the IBF, WBA and WBO belts – all of which now rest on Joshua’s chiselled torso.
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Whatever your boxing allegiance, it’s safe to say 2018 is shaping up to be a monumental year in the heavyweight division.
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