Tyson Fury has revealed that there are only TWO fighters left in the heavyweight division that interest him.
Fury, fresh off of victory in his trilogy bout against Jake Paul, was expected to be ordered to fight Dillian Whyte by the WBC. However, it never came to fruition.
Still, the general consensus is that the Gypsy King will be keen to fight again in the new year, biding his time until Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk II is done and dusted.
That may not be the case, with Fury having revealed today that there are in fact just the two fights that interest him – and they’re the pair that we just mentioned.
Tyson Fury: “I’m not really interested in fighting Joe Joyce, I’m probably looking at someone like Savannah Marshall to fight in a cross-gender match-up… I’m only interested in two fights – Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, apart from that I’m not interested.” [@IFLTV]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) November 24, 2021
Fury, at this stage of his career, stands to gain little from fighting the likes of Joe Joyce or Dillian Whyte, no disrespect to the two heavyweight contenders.
He’s looking to strengthen his legacy by beating the best fighters and the biggest names, with Joshua and Usyk being the only two he hasn’t already fought in that bracket.
He will, of course, have to remain patient to get a fight with either of them, so we wouldn’t be surprised if there was a stop-gap bout eventually pencilled in.