Fury’s three potential opponents for next bout – with Joshua given chance

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Tyson Fury will be back in the ring in February or March – and we are pressing ahead to find an opponent.

As far as I’m concerned, Tyson is free to defend the WBC heavyweight title against who he wants while Dillian Whyte is in arbitration with the sanctioning body.

Who knows how long that will take so why should my man have to wait?

Tyson wants to be active after one fight in 21 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic so we can’t hang around.

Joe Joyce is one potential opponent after he moved up to No 2 in the WBC rankings so he is certainly a potential opponent.

We would like Tyson to come back to the UK after his last five fights have been across the pond in the US.

So an all-British clash with Joyce would be great if Whyte is tied up in arbitration for a few months.

But while everyone says a fight with Canelo Alvarez is now like winning the boxing lottery, it is the same with Tyson.

He is the star attraction at heavyweight so there won’t be any shortage of challengers as we look for his next defence.

And as I’ve always said, Anthony Joshua should step aside from his rematch with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.

That would allow Fury to have an undisputed clash with the Ukrainian while Joshua could get his confidence back with a win against another opponent.

We would guarantee Joshua the winner of Fury against Usyk for all the belts, too. It makes sense.

But if he ploughs on into the rematch, Fury will be in action early next year anyways.

Whyte has to sort out his arbitration with the WBC. Many will say he has been made to wait yet again for his world title shot.

But has he really been waiting all that long? Not if you look at it properly.

It’s not that long since he turned down £4m – according to Eddie Hearn – to fight Joshua for three world titles because he wasn't happy with the rematch terms.Does he care about money or becoming world champion more?

When he was mandatory challenger for the WBC title back in August 2020, he got knocked out cold by a well-past-his-best Alexander Povetkin.

He’s only fought once since by getting revenge against the same ageing Povetkin so I am not sure where all the pity comes from.

We will wait to see the outcome of the arbitration and if Fury is called to fight him then he will beat him when the time comes.

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