Heavyweight Contender and former Undisputed champ, Tyson Fury is back on “the publicity train” getting ready for his fight next month with unbeaten, but unheralded, Swede Otto Wallin.
The fight was officially announced Tuesday morning with tickets going on sale for the September 14th bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this Friday.
As for Fury, he doesn’t lack for confidence and also frequently reveals interesting nuggets on his future in his interviews, etc.
In an exclusive conversation posted from BT Sport Tuesday morning, Fury (28-0-1) talked at length on many different subjects with reporter commentator Rob Armstrong. In addition to the well-documented story of his comeback after a three-year layoff due to mental illness and drug and alcohol abuse, the matchup with Wallin and he also gave tidbits about the short-term future:
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First, Wallin (pronounced Vall-EEN) is unbeaten at 20-0 with 13 KOs, but has no important wins. He was on a Showtime U.S. fight card in April in Atlantic City against Nick Kisner, but the fight was ruled no contest after the first round. That’s when an accidental butt cut Kisner badly over his right eye, and he could not continue.
In the interview, Fury revealed that after the fight with Wallin (that he’s heavily favored to win convincingly) he intends to fight again in December and this time back in the U.K.
Fury is from Manchester, England, originally.
Fury further told Armstrong that his understanding is that WBC Champ Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Luis Ortiz will be later in November. And, that means that the date for Fury’s own potential rematch with Wilder (if he’s victorious) would have to be pushed till later in 2020 than the original February proposed meeting.
Fury fought brilliantly in the first meeting with Wilder in December of last year, before Wilder floored him early in the 12th round and the fight was ultimately ruled a 12 round draw with Wilder retaining the title. Fury walked away from a potential rematch with Wilder back in March later signing with Top Rank/ESPN.
His first fight with them was a two round destruction of Germany’s Tom Schwarz in June at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Fury came to the ring wearing his “Apollo Creed” costume with the red, white and blue top hat and trunks.
Now, we wait to see what kind of show he puts on next month, again in Vegas.