American James Toney looks set to miss out on his proposed England trip as Tyson Fury is expected to announce his upcoming former world champion opponent, with ‘Lights Out’ not thought to be in consideration for the bout.
The 43 year-old, who currently holds the lightly-regarded IBU heavyweight title, had called out Fury, 24, for a future fight in London and former Irish champion Fury seemed receptive to Toney’s advances at first.
As Siarhei Liakhovich, Ruslan Chagaev and Jean-Marc Mormeck are listed as possibles for Fury, Toney’s adviser Steve Tannenbaum contacted WBN with his disproval as the 6ft 9ins fighter looks elsewhere for his 20th opponent.
“I think we may have a situation of Chicken Fury II as it looks like he may be avoiding my guy, just as he did with Price. Maybe Mick Hennessy has the willies too,” Tannenbaum told World Boxing News.