By Jeff Newman: Frank Warren, the promoter for unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs), is open to having Fury face IBO/IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko or WBC champion Deontay Wilder in fights that Warren would be interested in staging in the UK. He feels that either of these fights are big enough to fill stadiums in the UK.
Getting Fury to sign on for a fight against the 6’7” Wilder may prove to be difficult right now, because Fury seems to want the fight against Wladimir next. If he doesn’t want the fight then there’s probably nothing that can be done about it.
“I mean either of the fights[Fury vs. Wladimir or Fury vs. Wilder] is a big fight, if we could get either of those fights over here it would sell out a big stadium, a Wembley, an Arsenal, Millennium Stadium,” Warren said via IFL TV. “We would make either of those fights in a heartbeat; there is no problem at this end in getting that on you know, Tyson wants to fight for the world title.”
Getting Wladimir to travel to the UK to fight Fury is probably not something that will happen. Wladimir is capable of fighting in front of huge stadiums in Germany, so why would he want to fight in the UK against Fury? Besides that, Wladimir would likely make less money if he were to fight in the UK because it would be Fury’s venue and he would probably want a fairly large split of the money from the gate.
Fury will be facing Christian Hammer next month in a fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. This isn’t a risky fight for Fury, or at least it shouldn’t be. Hammer is ranked #3 by the World Boxing Organization, but he’s not a big fighter or a big puncher. Fury, with his 6’9” height and long reach, he’ll likely stay on the outside and dominate the smaller Hammer.