The self proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury (26-0, 19KOs) claims to be in talks with Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39KOs) about a possible fight in December.
The former unified world heavyweight champion announced on his social media page that a fight with the WBC champion is ‘very close to being done’.
We all know that Fury likes to keep himself relevant by posting controversial comments on his social media page but does his latest statement actually have some substance to it or is he once again pulling everyone’s chain?
After almost three years out of the ring Fury made his comeback in June when he stopped Sefer Seferi in a joke of a fight at the Manchester Arena. The 29-year-old will be back in action again on the Frampton-Jackson undercard when he takes on Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast on August 18.
This morning Fury took to his Twitter page, saying: “I can confirm that me and Deontay Wilder are in negotiations. [It is] very close to being done.
“I can reveal that negotiations have been very strong for December. We are almost done with this deal.
“But I won’t be looking over Francesco Pianeta. He is going to give me the right fight and the right work to prepare me for Wilder.”
Wilder is currently without an opponent after negotiations broke down with current unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Rumours have circulated for months that the number one contender for the WBC belt Dominic Breazeale will be the ‘Bronze Bomber’ next fight. With that being said the WBC have not made this a mandatory so Wilder is free to cherry pick an opponent in the meantime.
That does open the door for someone like Tyson Fury to fight in December with the winner still in a position to take on AJ at Wembley in April to become undisputed heavyweight champion.
Sounds great but I can’t help but think this is just talk with no substance or as Sal ‘Rocky’ Cenicola likes to put it “the fluff without the stuff”. Only time will tell just how serious these talks are but I won’t be holding my breathe.