Tyson Fury is looking ahead to a world title fight and will not be taking up the British Boxing Board of Control’s offer to place a purse bid in order to challenge British heavyweight champion David Price.
According to the highly-ranked unbeaten fighter’s uncle and trainer Peter Fury, the period of negotiations between the two rivals for a grudge match is over and the fight is off the table for the immediate future.
“I don’t expect anything to happen regarding this January 9th purse bid,” Fury told World Boxing News. “Tyson is going to move on to a world title in the near future and has a fight in America already lined-up.
“In my opinion this fight will not happen and we are looking forward,” he added
Price’s promoter Frank Maloney issued a plea to Fury’s representative Mick Hennessy earlier this week to negotiate a deal in private after public spats between both camps have soured any possibility of an agreement for the past few months.
It now looks like the eagerly-anticipated fight is on the backburner for Team Fury, who are looking to secure a high-profile US heavyweight for Tyson’s American debut in New York on March 17 of next year.