Tyson Fury’s Next Fight: Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk

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Tyson Fury is one of the most famous professional boxers of the current generation. A two-time and current World Heavyweight Champion, The Gypsy King has held all big 5 titles- WBA, IBF, WBO, WBC & IBO titles in different reigns apart from also winning The Ring Magazine title. His fame also comes from the fact that he was the first Britisher to win the Heavyweight title since Henry Cooper in 1968.

Being the biggest heavyweight star right now, there is always a curiosity about Tyson Fury’s next fight and his opponent. Curiosity has been sky high ever since Fury kicked off retirement talks in the buildup to his bout against Dillian Whyte in April 2022. However, with a prospective Undisputed Heavyweight Championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk on the horizon, retirement talks might be premature. Read on to find out about Tyson Fury’s next fight.

Who will Tyson Fury Fight Next?

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It was expected that Tyson Fury will next fight WBA(super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring World Heavyweight Champion Oleksandr Usyk. With Tyson Fury holding the only other major boxing world championship of the division, the fight between Usyk and Fury will be for the Undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.

Fury is coming off a big win over his WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in April 2022. Fury knocked out Whyte with an uppercut in the sixth round in their fight at Wembley Stadium. With the mandatory challenger dealt with, Fury is free to face whoever he wants for the next one or two years.

However, Usyk is said to be dealing with a few minor injury issues and wants the fight to take place not earlier than February 2023. On the other hand, Tyson Fury wants his next fight to take place before the end of this year. Therefore, Fury and his team have started to work towards a fight with Anthony Joshua in November or December this year. Fury posted a video on Twitter where he said that he has offered Joshua 60/40 purse split to make this fight happen.

Tyson Fury Next Fight Date

As per reports, Tyson Fury’s team has three dates on lock for big stadiums – November 12 for Old Trafford in Manchester, November 26 for Wembley Stadium in London, and December 3 for Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. However, Anthony Joshua’s team is pitching for December 17 date so that Joshua gets enough time to prepare for the biggest heavyweight showdown in UK’s boxing history.

December 17 date is also reportedly locked by Fury’s team for Principality Stadium, and as things stand, it might end up being the date for Tyson Fury’s next fight if their management teams are able to get the deal done.

Tyson Fury’s Current Record

Fury currently remains undefeated in his professional boxing career with a record of 32-0-1. This means that In his 33 bouts till now, Fury has won every time other than a draw against Deontay Wilder on December 1, 2018. The Gypsy King has defeated Wilder twice since to capture and retain WBC World Heavyweight Title.

Fury earlier won the WBA(super), IBF, WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. He had to vacate those titles in 2016 due to mental health and substance abuse issues.

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  1. Joseph Parker? From what hat did you pull that name? Arum have said many times its gonna be (if not Whyte) either Ruiz or Robert Helenius. Lately he have said its Helenius or Manuel Charr. Never mentioned Parker.

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