Tyson Fury still without an opponent for his September 17th date
By Sean McDaniel: Things are starting to look a little bleak for undefeated British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (15-0, 10 KO’s) for his September 17th fight at the Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. With a little over three weeks to go, Fury still doesn’t have an opponent to fight on that date. That’s not good.
Fury attempted to get a fight against 40-year-old Martin Rogan, but was turned down because the money wasn’t enough. That’s no big deal because there never was even a tiny bit of interest from boxing fans in seeing Fury take on an old guy. Fans wanted to see Fury continue to progress by taking on at least fringe world level contenders.
Unbeaten Cuban Mike Perez has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Fury to fight next. However, it’s now unclear whether Fury’s management are really interested in that fight because they should have already wrapped up negotiations with him. That would be one of the better options for Fury to take because Perez is a good fighter and recently won the heavyweight Prizefighter tourney.
However, he could be too dangerous for Fury at this point. Coleman Barrett, another Irish heavyweight, has been mentioned as potential opponent for Fury. Barrett fits in the same category as Rogan as a fighter that almost zero fans want to see Fury beat on September 17th. That’s a huge step backwards for Fury if he takes that fight, because Fury is capable of beating much better fighters than Barrett. It would be disappointing for Fury’s management to be playing it safe with him.