Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of Great Britain, said he was seriously thinking about a fight in Australia.
Currently in the nation to support close associate and former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in his fight against Faiga Opelu on Wednesday, the undefeated Fury is there to cheer him on.
Tyson Fury told Fox Sports television, “I’m wanting to do a fight here so I will be going up and down the nation looking at different venues over the next few days.
“I’m totally serious,”
The 34-year-old Tyson Fury, who has a record of 33 victories from 34 contests with one draw, is making his first visit to Australia.
Fury hasn’t competed since successfully defending his World Boxing Council title against British foe Derek Chisora in December, and he currently has no scheduled opponents.
Oleksandr Usyk, who is the WBA, IBF, and WBO champion, has been the subject of intermittent discussions.
In Melbourne, Tyson Fury stated, “I’m looking to fight some big fights this year and next year,” adding that talks with the Ukrainian Usyk are still underway.
He informed Fox Sports that “we have an undisputed fight against Oleksandr Usyk for all the belts on the horizon.”
That has been discussed for well over a year at this point. There are other significant clashes as well, therefore we are now exploring various options.
If Usyk doesn’t show up, one of them might be against Joe Joyce or Zhang Zhilei of China.
In April, Zhang shocked Joyce by stopping him in the sixth round in London, winning the WBO interim championship and, with it, the right to challenge Usyk, the organization’s official champion.
Joyce has triggered his rematch clause, and Fury is considering a potential matchup with the victor.
Joe Joyce has triggered his rematch contract, so they will now fight again, and maybe the victor will get a chance to fight me later, he added. “We were supposed to talk about fighting Zhang, but Joe Joyce has activated his rematch clause,” he said.