Tyson Fury reportedly in talks to fight winner of Usyk vs Joshua rematch 2 months ago

Tyson Fury reportedly in talks to fight winner of Usyk vs Joshua rematch

Could we see Fury fight for one last time?

Tyson Fury is reportedly in talks with representatives from Saudi Arabia to fight the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch in December.


Usyk vs Joshua part two is expected to be officially announced next week, with a fight date of August 20 that will take place in the Saudi capital of Jeddah.

But the Middle East kingdom are keen to invest significantly to tempt the 'Gypsy King' to come out of retirement for a return that they want to label as 'the next Rumble In The Jungle.'

Fury recently announced his retirement after his win against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, saying that he wants to spend more time with family, but the temptation of one last big fight may be too big ignore.


As per the Daily Mail, if Fury is on board with the idea, the plan is for the fight to take place the night before the Qatar World Cup final on December 17.

The fight would take place in Qatar, ending any hopes that a Joshua vs Fury fight would take place in London, with thousands of football fans likely to be in the Middle East at that time.

A source close the Saudi Royal family said: "This is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's ambitious Vision 2030 project to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to the Kingdom alike, leading towards net zero carbon emission.

"The Crown Prince wants the world to recognise Saudi Arabia as much more than an oil country, of which sports and culture are an integral part."


The mega-bucks deal has been brokered for the Saudi government by long-time boxing fan Prince Khaled bin Abdulaziz and a source close to the government said that the "eyes of the world will firmly be on the kingdom."

They said: "Now the eyes of the world will be firmly on the Kingdom for Joshua v Usyk as a prequel to Tyson Fury against the victor for the undisputed crown, a generation-defining event comparable to Muhammad Ali's Rumble In the Jungle."

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