Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has thrown a huge curveball by stating via social media that he held a meeting over a ‘massive fight’ this weekend.
“Some massive news coming soon. Had to come to London for an urgent meeting about a massive fight, TBA (to be announced) very soon. You will not believe who!” posted Fury.
Some massive news coming soon, had to come to London for an urgent meeting about a massive fight,TBA very soon, u will not believe who!!!!!!
— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) February 13, 2016
The 27 year-old, who holds the WBA, WBO and IBO titles, told WBN in an exclusive interview earlier this week that he would be following through with his rematch clause against Wladimir Klitschko next, although did confirm that he ‘hadn’t heard anything’ regarding the second fight.
Fury’s Twitter post has now caused confusion in the boxing world as speculation mounts over who the mystery opponent could be and how the Klitschko return would be avoided.
Is the Ukrainian on the verge of retirement? Is the opponent a British rival? There are many questions posed by Fury’s revelation.
There’s always the possibility that the so-called ‘massive fight’ involves cousin Hughie – who is close to announcing what he informed WBN would be a ‘major title bout’ to be revealed in the near future.
Should it indeed turn out to be Fury’s encounter, it is doubtful to be against a UK nemesis as fights against either Anthony Joshua or David Haye on their respective dates of April 9 and May 21 would come too soon for Fury. Training has been sparse since his defining night against Klitschko in November so Fury would possibly need around four months to get ready for what is promised to be a huge event.
Obvious rumours of a unification with Deontay Wilder or Charles Martin are being bandied about the rumour mill along with the outside chance of a sensational comeback by Wladimir’s brother Vitali. Fury pulling the wool over everyone’s eyes can also be taken into consideration.
Whatever happens, it will be interesting to see how it all unfolds.