Fury already looking beyond Deontay and Joshua
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury has nine heavyweights that he wants to face after he faces Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua in title fights. WBC heavyweight champion Fury (30-1-1, 21 KOs) is assuming that he’ll beat AJ and Deontay without problems, and then move forward to defend against the other top heavyweights.
Right now, Fury is drunk on power after his win over Wilder, and he falsely believes that he’ll continue to meet with success. Like a person that has a jackpot on a dollar slot machine, Fury believes he’s going to continue to win the pot with his trilogy with ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and his subsequent unification with IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs).
Like any foolish gambler, Fury could be out of luck in his next fight with Wilder, crying giant crocodile tears afterward for his decision to not pay him a step aside.
Fury wants these heavyweights:
- Dillian Whyte
- Andy Ruiz, Jr.
- Daniel Dubois
- Joe Joyce
- Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller
- Kubrat Pulev
- Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz
- Tony Yoka
- Efe Ajagba
Andy Ruiz Jr. and Daniel Dubois will he huge obstacles for Fury to face, especially with him coming off of potentially problematic matches against Joshua and Wilder. It’s not just the Wilder trilogy fight in which Fury will be taking a lot of damaging blows, but also the two planned matches with Joshua.
If Fury thinks he’s going to breeze through the Joshua contests effortlessly as he did in his last bout against Wilder, he’s kidding himself. Joshua is going to bring a lot of pain to Fury, and he could suffer his first career defeat at his hands.
The undefeated Dubois (14-0, 13 KOs) is going to be a real problem for Fury, and he could lose badly to him. If you look at Fury’s fights, he wins because his opponents are too chicken to throw a punch for fear of missing and getting countered. However, as we saw in Fury’s grueling fight against Otto Wallin when his opponent isn’t afraid of throwing shots, he struggles badly.
Wallin didn’t do anything special against Fury other than letting his hands go and throwing straight shots. What Wallin showed is that if you’re brave and willing to throw punches against Fury, you can cause him a lot of problems. Dubois wouldn’t be afraid of throwing shots at Fury, and for that reason, he’d have an excellent chance of knocking him out.
With the 22-year-old Dubois’ youth, size and power, he could KO Fury within six rounds.
Tyson Fury not willing to give Wilder even $2 million
Fury was in a defiant mood on Thursday, saying he WON’T agree to pay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) the $10 million step aside fee that he supposedly wants for him to let him facing IBF/WBA/WBO champion Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) next. Fury is so confident that he’ll beat Wilder in their trilogy match that he’s resistant to even paying him a small trifle of $2 million.
Is Fury being a cheapskate in taking a tight-fisted approach to give Wilder some of the big cash that he’ll be getting for the Joshua fight? It’s not as if the entire $10 million would be coming from Fury himself. It would probably be around half of that from Fury, but at least he wouldn’t have to worry about getting knocked cold again by Wilder like he was in the first fight.
Tyson Fury lists future opponents
“There’s plenty of fighters out there for me to beat up on,” said Fury to Mark Wright when talking about his decision to keep fighting after his remaining two-fights on his contract expires.
“You’ve got Dillian Whyte, you’ve got Jarrell Miller, you’ve got [Kubrat] Pulev, you’ve got [Andy] Ruiz, you’ve got [Luis ‘King Kong] Ortiz, you’ve got [Daniel] Dubois, and you’ve got [Joe] Joyce.
“There are loads. There’s Efe Ajagba, the big Nigerian Olympian, there’s Tony Yoka, the French Olympic gold medalist, and there’s loads of them,” said Fury.
There are a lot of good fighters for the 6’9″ Fury to face after the smoke clears from his matches against Joshua and Wilder. Even if Fury loses to AJ and Wilder, there’s no reason why he can’t go in the direction of the fighters mentioned above.
Fury can still make good money fighting the likes of Ruiz, Whyte, Joyce, and Dubois, even without a world title in his possession. It would be better for Fury if he has all four of the heavyweight titles in his possession when he faces these guys, but he can’t control the future.
If Joshua and Wilde both knockout Fury, he’ll just have to make the best of things with the remainder of his career. Fury should consider himself fortunate not to have at least two defeats on his record already from his matches against 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko and Wilder from their first fight.
Had Fury fought a younger version of Wladimir, while he still had legendary trainer Emanuel Steward in his corner, he likely would have been knocked out?
Fury WON’T retire after his contract expires
“You know what? I’ve been thinking about it, and initially, I had three fights left on my contract [with Top Rank],” said Fury when asked if he’ll be retiring in three years. “I’ve got two fights left on it now.
“And I’ve got Wilder and Joshua. I’m just going to keep going because there’s nothing else to do. I’m 31-years-old, fit as a fiddle, in great mental spirits, and I train three to four times a day for fun. It’s like, what else am I going to do in my life?” said Fury.
Tyson has already said that he plans on fighting until after his 40th birthday, so it makes sense for him to be planning on continuing after his current contract with Top Rank expires. But it’s silly for Fury to discuss his plans right now because his career could go belly-up quickly in his next fight against Wilder.
If Wilder knocks Fury out cold, then he can forget about fighting Joshua Fury would need to fight Wilder in a fourth contest, and who knows would happen in that fight. If Fury gets knocked out again, will he want to keep fighting into his 40s? I’d say probably not. Sure, Fury could move on and then face the likes of Dubois, Ruiz, and Joyce, but if he loses to those guys one after another, it’s game over for him.
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