By Mark Elezaj
Credit: Mikey Williams/Top Rank/PA Wire
The lineal champion, Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury, put on a show from start to finish last Saturday night when he made easy work of Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas. He let the world know that “The Mac Is Back” and followed by saying “bring them all on!”
So who’s next? That’s the question.
Fury said that the plan “for the foreseeable future” will take place in America, with him taking another tune-up fight on either September 21st or October 5th against an opponent to be determined, most likely in New York.
Then they want the rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder in the first part of 2020, depending on what the outcome of Wilders rematch with Cuba’s Luis Ortiz this fall.
“Bob will tell you we have September 21 or October 5, then next year we are going to hold down Deontay Wilder to give me that green (WBC) belt” Fury said.
“What we want for Tyson is justice,” said Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter. “He got robbed, no doubt about that. And what he’s looking for is justice. A fair shake on a level playing field and he will cement his legacy of being the best of his generation.”
So who will be picked as Fury’s tune-up fight?
Jarrell Miller, who is scheduled to fight again in September, has had his name mentioned as the potential opponent for Fury.
Miller, who was supposed to fight then world champion Anthony Joshua on June 1st, was pulled from the fight and suspended after testing positive for performance enhancing drugs in three separate tests. He was later replaced by Andy Ruiz, who upset Joshua and shocked the world by becoming the new WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA champion.
Miller’s suspension is due to expire in the upcoming months.
Dmitriy Salita, the co-promoter for Jarrell Miller, believes that a fight with Fury would be a mega event.
He recently told SunSport: “Bob was my first promoter and we have a very good relationship. Arum met with Jarrell the week of the Fury fight. He told me that Jarrell has a great personality and real star potential but no fight dates with any fighter were discussed.
“It would be a fantastic fight and an exciting promotion. I think that at some point in the future it is realistic that it can be a mega event, it is great to see so much fan interest in this fight. The focus is on taking the right steps to move forward in a positive way. We are working and exploring all possibilities on getting Jarrell back in the ring.”
Miller has also said that he would welcome a fight with Fury.
“My suspension is up in September and I think October would be a great date. If I got the shot, I’d take it straight away. I’ve had conversations with Bob Arum already.”
What we do know is this, the lineal champion, “The Gypsy King,” Tyson Fury will be fighting again in September or October, but who he will face is not known yet. The WBC champion, Deontay Wilder will also be fighting again in the fall, against Luis Ortiz in a rematch. Lets just hope both men win and give us the rematch we all want to see.
~ The Fighting Voice ~