Tyson Fury’s next fight will take place in the UK “ no later than April, ” says promoter Bob Arum, who thinks it’s “ very important ” that Gypsy King have a homecoming fight after five fights in a row in the US
- Tyson Fury hasn’t fought in the UK since beating Francesco Pianeta in 2018
- Since then, his last five fights have taken place in the United States, four of which in Las Vegas.
- His promoter Bob Arum says it’s important that Fury’s next fight take place in the UK.
- Fury to meet British promoter Frank Warren on a date for his next fight
- Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce are possible opponents of the Gypsy King
Tyson Fury promoter Bob Arum has stated that the Gypsy King’s next fight will take place in the UK and “no later than April”.
The world champion has not fought in the UK since his August 2018 win over Francesco Pianeta in Belfast.
Since then, his last five fights have taken place in the United States, four of which in Las Vegas after Fury signed with Arum and his Top Rank stable.
Tyson Fury’s second win over Deontay Wilder was his fifth straight fight in the USA.
Fury is expected to fight mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte and Arum has said that it is “very important” that the Gypsy King can get a welcome reception after more than three years out.
Arum said Sky sports: ‘It’s very, very important that Tyson, having done his last five fights in the United States, come back and fight in the United Kingdom.
“ He’s a Brit, he has a lot of fans in the UK, and if he makes a fight in the UK and then comes back to the US, he will bring 10,000 Brits with him. American fans have to learn to sing like the British.
Bob Arum has stated that Fury’s next fight will be in the UK ‘no later than April’ 2022
Fury has not fought in the UK since his win over Francesco Pianeta in August 2018.
He added: ‘Frank Warren is going to Manchester to meet Fury to make an appointment. It could be March or April, but no later than April.
Whyte is currently the WBC ‘interim’ champion, putting him in line to fight for Fury’s world title.
He had to defend that status against Otto Wallin this weekend, until the British contender withdrew with a shoulder injury.
Wallin’s team hopes to reschedule the fight, but the British contender, who has waited more than three years for a title shot, is prioritizing a fight with Fury.
Tyson Fury’s next fight could be against Dillian Whyte, who is an ‘interim’ WBC champion.
Joe Joyce, who is promoted by Warren and currently the WBO mandatory challenger, is another potential option to go head-to-head with Fury.
Arum said: “ Fury will determine who Fury will fight next. If the fight is in the UK, I think Whyte would be a good possibility, as would Joyce. ‘
The Gypsy King is coming off a historic victory over Deontay Wilder to end his trilogy series and maintain his undefeated record.
A fight in the UK would give British boxing fans a chance to give Fury a hero’s welcome after enjoying his last five fights in the US.