Tyson Fury’s return to the ring is currently in the works with offers being sent out to potential opponents, according to his co-promoter Bob Arum.
It was agreed that the ‘Gypsy King’s’ next appearance will take place stateside after he inked a co-promotional deal with Arum’s Top Rank, alongside existing British promoter Frank Warren.
Few details have leaked about the plans – and to this point we can only speculate who Fury will face next – however, progress is being made behind the scenes to get his upcoming bout finalised.
Bob Arum told reporters: “Tyson Fury’s gonna fight either in May or June in the United Stated against a top contender.
“We have offers out, we’re waiting for a signed contract.”
Linking up with Bob Arum’s Top Rank means Fury will now fight on ESPN in the USA.
This created an issue in negotiations with Deontay Wilder – a free agent aligned to Al Haymon’s PBC on Showtime/FOX – and so their rematch isn’t happening next.
However, Arum is still hopeful a second bout will happen at the end of 2019.
“Wilder apparently is going to do an interim fight as well and then hopefully we can match them up,” the promoter continued.
“We tried to sign Wilder, give him a tune-up fight and have him fight Tyson Fury, but they decided to do the tune-up fight themselves which is their prerogative.
“But we’re still obviously open and we’ll sit down with them to do a match between Fury and Wilder sometime at the end of this year.”