Tyson Fury starts talks over a WBC heavyweight title defence

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Talks over an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk recently broke down and now a clear front-runner for his return has emerged.


The Gypsy King has turned his attention to Zhilei Zhang who stopped Joe Joyce in his last outing.


The 40-year-old, Zhang, produced a clinical performance and in beating Joyce, raised his stock dramatically.


Bob Arum, Fury’s US promoter, has said that it is Zhang who is the frontrunner for the title shot and dismissed links to an Andy Ruiz bout.

He told Ringside Reporter:

“No not really (Andy Ruiz). We’re focusing on the Chinese kid that beat Joe Joyce, Zhilei Zhang, he’s the frontrunner for that fight.”

“It’s likely for July, we’re trying to close that out over this weekend.”

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