Undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury’s trainer Peter Fury has confirmed to WBN that the British and European title holder will not be taking any other fight until talks with current unified champion Wladimir Klitschko have been resolved.
Fury, 26, has worked his way to the mandatory position for Klitschko with the World Boxing Organisation but is being forced to wait until the Ukrainian fights American Bryant Jennings in New York next month before opening negotiations with promoters KMG.
This means Fury could be set for a lengthy spell out of the ring, according to Peter, even though the EBU have stipulated that purse bids for a proposed mandatory defence of his own against unbeaten German Erkan Teper be submitted by April 13.
“Tyson is ready for the Klitschko fight next. He’s earned his chance so obviously that’s our first choice,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News on Thursday.
“We are waiting on the conclusion of discussions with Klitschko’s camp before we consider any other options. Tyson will be back in the ring around September or October time, depending on fights being agreed.
“We are hopeful the Klitschko fight will be made in the UK,” he added.
Asked whether Fury would now vacate his European belt in order to keep a firm eye on the prize against Klitschko, Peter replied: Right now, I am not sure.”
6ft 9ins man mountain Fury last fought in February when stopping Teper’s compatriot Christian Hammer in eight rounds.