Tyson Fury next fight, opponent, date and venue revealed

Tyson Fury next fight, opponent, date and venue revealed

Published On Friday, June 28, 2019By Tim Rickson

Tyson Fury next fight, opponent, date and venue revealed

The details for Tyson Fury's (28-0-1) next fight have all been revealed but are still subject to confirmation.

Promoters Frank Warren and Bob Arum, and Tyson himself have all let slip enough details to establish the where, when, and, potentially, who, 'The Gypsy King' Tyson Fury's next fight will be.

 

Venue

Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren told TalkSport: "It’s looking likely he will head to Madison Square Garden in New York.

"I’m hoping it will be finalised fairly soon and we’ll be in a position to make an official announcement."

The bout will see Fury at the same scene of Anthony Joshua's shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

Incredibly, an appearance at MSG would see Fury fighting at his 25th different venue in his 30th professional fight. He has not fought two fights in the same venue since he beat Kevin Johnson at the Odyssey Arena in December 2012 in his second stint at the Belfast venue.

Fury has actually appeared in the Madison Square Garden vicinity before, but his knockout win over Steve Cunningham in April 2013 featured in the smaller Hulu Theater at the venue.

 

Date

Bob Arum was even more specific on the date of his next fight, "We’re looking at now October 5, I think the Garden is trying to clear out a concert and so forth. They’re optimistic that we can open it up October 5. Having had Fury conquer Vegas and show he’s like the equivalent to Elvis and any other great act that ever hit this town, I think we have to take him to the East and roll him out so to speak on the big stage at Madison Square Garden.”

 

Opponent

Warren further revealed, "Hopefully, we get him in there with an American later this year and I am open to the prospect of Jarrell Miller being Tyson’s next opponent.

"Miller’s failed drugs tests cost him a shot at Anthony Joshua in June and a six-month suspension. I'm really anti-drugs and I think there should be some seriously, seriously strict penalties for it.

"I don't police the sport, that is up to the governing bodies, and they're letting everyone down by handing these pathetic little bans out.

"The only way they're going to get rid of drugs in sport and boxing is draconian measures. There's no place for it. There has to be severe consequences.

"But having been handed only a short suspension, Miller will be ready to return to the ring in September and, if he's licenced, then there's nothing I can do about that. He'll be considered by us."

 

Wilder rematch

"The objective is to build up to him fighting Deontay Wilder again after their highly controversial first meeting, which obviously should have resulted in a victory for Tyson."

Ricky Hatton believes that one more 'confidence boosting' fight is needed before tackling the WBC king again.