Heavyweight bruiser Tyson Fury is ready to get back in the ring this coming February after announcing that his training camp will begin in the South of France on January 5.
The undefeated 25 year-old has once again been vocal in calling out the fighters he sees as possible opponents for the coming year and even named 45 year-old cruiserweight Roy Jones Jr. as one name in the frame.
Interestingly, old foe Dereck Chisora is amongst the bunch – alongside Deontay Wilder in two tasty-looking match-ups that would definitely whet the appetite in the top division for the coming months.
“Just got the nod that training camp with begin on January 5 in the South of France, Cannes. I will be back in February. This will be the start of a big year for me. Something big is about to happen,” said Fury.
“I want Dereck Chisora in 2014. Also Deontay Wilder, Lucas Browne and Roy Jones Jr. That’s how I want the year to go!”
Fury is said to be a certainty to be approached for the WBC’s upcoming mandatory tournament in which the top-ranked contenders will fight it out to meet the winner of Bermane Stiverne v Chris Arreola once they collide to decide the new WBC champion.
At the moment, a WBC competition doesn’t seem to be top of Fury’s agenda, although the inclusion of Wladimir Klitschko may bring in more interest as the younger sibling of former title holder Vitali looks to claim his brother’s old belt.
Manuel Charr would be another possible for the event, with Bryant Jennings, Mike Perez, Chisora and Fury himself making up the top eight in the current World Boxing Council rankings.
More on the WBC’s mandatory plans is said to be announced in due course, with Fury likely to be handed a low-key return in the UK or Ireland before he steps up his opposition in the late spring after almost a year out.
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