Tyson Fury is on the verge of securing an sudden match-up in opposition to Australian cruiserweight Jai Opetaia, as per stories making the rounds. After negotiations with Oleksandr Usyk fell via earlier this 12 months, the Gypsy King has been in quest of his subsequent opponent. Displaying a eager curiosity in combating in Australia, Fury disclosed that he has been scouting potential venues throughout his journey Down Underneath to assist his pal Joseph Parker in his victory in opposition to Faiga Opelu.
In response to Tasman Fighters, a take care of IBF cruiserweight champion Opetaia is all however finalized, making him a powerful contender to face Fury. Whereas acknowledging Demsey McKean as one of many frontrunners, Fury sees the southpaw’s fashion as perfect preparation for a possible conflict with Usyk: “McKean’s a high ten heavyweight and positively one of many frontrunners. If the Oleksandr Usyk combat is occurring it might be nice preparation as a result of he is southpaw additionally.”
Opetaia‘s supervisor, Mick Francis, exudes confidence in his fighter’s talents and firmly believes that the Australian can provide Fury a run for his cash. Francis mentioned: “It is a legit combat. Tyson Fury will not get knocked out and Jai Opetaia will not get knocked out. It is a combat that may go the space, it could be an absolute struggle. It is all about bang for buck and also you could not want for a greater home combat. Jai’s obtained nothing to show within the cruiserweight division and he would take the combat in a heartbeat.”
Fury desires to combat in Australia due to the boxing followers
Fury’s current go to to Australia to witness Parker’s triumph left him impressed with the nation’s boxing followers and fueled his need to combat there quickly. Expressing his enthusiasm, Fury declared: “I am positively eager, it could even be my subsequent combat, over right here. I simply have not obtained an opponent but, so we’ll determine it out. Over the subsequent few days, we’ll be travelling round to a couple completely different states and some potential venues for my subsequent combat. Australians are at all times loopy boxing followers, so it could be nice to get the Gypsy King Down Underneath.”