Peter Fury uncovers Tyson’s options: Haye and Charr on the list
Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury may face a warm-up bout in March as he awaits a decision from Vitali Klitschko on whether he will fight again.
If Klitschko decides to vacate the WBC belt in his possession, Tyson’s trainer Peter believes that there is a good chance that Fury will get an immediate shot at the title against the winner of Chris Arreola v Bermane Stiverne – which takes place next month.
If that scenario happens, then Fury, 24, will just need to tick over on his next outing in the spring as the former British champion builds up to a full title shot against either of the number one and two WBC ranked Americans.
“It’s a waiting game right now as we have to see what happens with Vitali and the other eliminator (Arreola v Stiverne), but if Vitali retires that is great for us as we would get a straight shot at the title,” Fury told World Boxing News.
“On the matter of other opponents, I see (Manuel) Charr has been mentioned for Tyson. Well I would like to put it out there that Tyson would like that fight or even David Haye if it was a final eliminator for the title.
“Tyson has already fought a semi-final with Johnson, but anyone in the top 10 like Grano, Pulev – any of them if we can get them for March. We’re working towards the mandatory position, but if a title offer comes sooner, we will of course take that.
“The Arreola v Stiverne winner is the fight we want after March and hopefully it will be for the title,” he added.
With Fury ranked at four by the World Boxing Council, the only stumbling block would the winner of February’s rematch between Johnathon Banks v Seth Mitchell as Banks is currently ranked at number three.
The WBC may decide to pit both winners of next month’s bouts against each other in the summer, with Fury then left to face one of the opponents mentioned by Peter – with the guarantee of challenging the eventual winner of the two semi-finals.