Tyson Fury, during the pandemic, is waiting on all things to clear up so he can begin the process of taking on Deontay Wilder for the third time in the ring for the recently won WBC Heavyweight championship. While we all wait on live championship boxing to happen, Fury, like most fighters, is at his home working out.
Speaking on Instagram this week, beyond Unified champ Anthony Joshua, Fury named off several boxers that he wants to face at Heavyweight – including Dillian Whyte, Andy Ruiz, Daniel Dubois, Efe Ajagba, and Tony Yoka.
“I’ve been thinking about it, and initially I had three fights left on my contract, I’ve got two fights left on it now, I’ve got Wilder and Joshua, but I’m just going to keep going because there’s nothing else to do is there really?” Fury said during a live Instagram video.
“For me, I’m 31 years old, fit as a fiddle, in great mental spirits, I train three or four times a day for bants, and it’s like, ‘what else am I going to do with my life?’ You know, there’s plenty of other fighters out there for me to beat up on. You’ve got Dillian Whyte, Jarrell Miller, [Kubrat] Pulev, [Andy] Ruiz, [Luis] Ortiz, [Daniel] Dubois, [Joe] Joyce, there’s loads. There’s Efe Ajagba, the big Nigerian Olympian, there’s Tony Yoka the French Olympic gold medallist.”
While none of those names should shock anyone, one name that is off that list interesting enough is WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk. It is only one of the few names that wasn’t rattled off in the video. Usyk himself is hoping to make his return to the ring, as well, against Dereck Chisora once they are given the green light.
Out of all of those names, they all will have to wait on that third fight with Wilder, which will take place once it’s able to. After that, if Fury retains, we’ll get the speculation of an all Britain heavyweight contest between him and Joshua. From there, the rest of the litter that Fury mentioned.