Tyson Fury Wants To Bring “The Biggest Fight In Australian History”
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— 24 May 2023

Tyson Fury Wants To Bring “The Biggest Fight In Australian History”

— 24 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

Tyson Fury has Australia in mind for his next blockbuster bout.

The undefeated heavyweight great and current WBC champion made it known during his latest visit to our sunburnt shores.

For context, Fury has made the journey over from Manchester, England to support his training partner and former WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker in the latter’s forthcoming encounter with Faiga “Django” Opelu, which is scheduled to go down in Melbourne later today.

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“I’m definitely keen, it may even be my next fight, over here. I just haven’t got an opponent yet, so we’re going to figure it out,” said Tyson Fury (via news.com.au).

“Over the next few days we’re going to be travelling around to a few different states and looking at some potential venues for my next fight.”

Currently, Suncorp Stadium (Brisbane) and Marvel Stadium (Melbourne) are the leading contenders to host with Fury noting he doesn’t have a preference between the two venues “at the moment.”

“I want to be a heavyweight champion that fights on different continents. Not just at home or in America.”

Tyson Fury Wants To Bring "The Biggest Fight In Australian History"
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Tyson Fury celebrates his 11th round knock out win against Deontay Wilder after their WBC heavyweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

As for the matter of “who,” while the Gypsy King hasn’t publicly specified an opponent just yet, there’s already been some indication of potential candidates. Like homegrown heavyweight Demsey McKean.

“Chats began some time ago for Demsey to fight Tyson Fury in Australia and I think Demsey is the best option for the Gypsy King,” Angelo Di Carlo, McKean’s manager, told News Corp.

“We’re certainly keen to do the fight, I’ll have more talks with Fury’s camp and see where that takes us.”

“If Tyson Fury wants to fight in Australia, the logical option is to fight an Aussie fighter and talking to Fury’s people, they don’t want to fight a small heavyweight.”

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“Demsey is one of Australia’s best heavyweights, he’s six foot six and being a southpaw, he would present a real test for Tyson.”

Di Carlo added: “We’ve been given a possible date to fight Fury in August, so hopefully we can make it happen. Demsey has said let’s make this fight happen.”

“For Demsey to get the chance to jump in the ring with Tyson Fury, it would be the biggest fight in Australian history, bigger than Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao.”

This comes to light just days after the announcement Sydney will host three UFC pay-per-view events in the next four years, starting with this September’s UFC 293, as well as the rumours that sister company WWE will hit Perth for another major event of its own.

Tyson Fury’s last fight was a rather uncompetitive trilogy match against Derek Chisora, who he’d defeated twice before, which took place last December.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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