Tyson Fury’s next bout will take place in the United Kingdom, according to promoter Bob Arum, who believes it is “extremely vital” for the WBC champion to return to his homeland.
TYSON FURY will fight in the United Kingdom next, according to his US promoter Bob Arum, who highlighted the importance of a homecoming in the United Kingdom.
After signing with famed promoter Arum and his Top Rank stable, Fury has boxed in the United States five times in a row, four of them in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King most recently put on an 11-round thriller with Deontay Wilder, 36, that concluded in a nasty knockout to round off their trilogy series.
Now, Fury is set to defend his WBC title against Dillian Whyte, 33, in a mandatory defense, and Arum wants the WBC champion to be greeted as a hero after spending so much time on the road.
Sky Sports quoted him as saying: “After fighting in the United States for the past five fights, it is critical that Tyson fights in the United Kingdom.
“He is a British fighter with a large following in the United Kingdom, and if he fights in the United Kingdom and then returns to the United States, he will bring 10,000 British fans with him.
“American fans must learn to sing in the style of the British!”
Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren is slated to meet with Arum in Sin City to discuss the heavyweight’s return, which could happen in as little as five months.
He stated, ” “Frank Warren will travel to Manchester to meet with Fury and set up a date. March or April are possibilities, but no later than April.” The WBC had ordered the winner of Saturday’s bout between Whyte and Otto Wallin to face Fury.
But, because to a shoulder ailment, Whyte was forced to withdraw, leaving Wallin, 30, out in the cold.
The British contender, who has been waiting for his shot at the belt for well over three years, has confirmed his ambition to face Fury when he returns.
Joe Joyce, 35, is another alternative for the Gypsy King, as he is promoted by Warren and is now the WBO mandatory challenger.
According to Arum, “Fury will decide who Fury will fight next. If the battle takes place in the United Kingdom, I believe Whyte and Joyce are viable options.”