Tyson Fury asks fans to choose next ‘victim’: Shannon Briggs edges out David Price

WBN 18/11/2017

Tyson Fury is aiming lower than a fight with Anthony Joshua as the former heavyweight king continues preparations for a comeback in 2018.

The 28 year-old has two years of ring rust (two and a half by the time he fights again) to shake off and has four targets in mind for when he finally laces up the gloves for the 26th time.

Fury asked his fans to chose who could be in the opposite corner around April time next year, with Shannon Briggs and David Price heading the pack.

Briggs and Price have both been involved in social media exchanges with Fury over the past week and there was just 3% of the vote between the pair.

Other targets included the winner of the imminent Manuel Charr v Alexander Ustinov encounter and Russian ex-WBA ruler Alexander Povetkin.

Charr or Ustinov only managed to gather 3% themselves through the poll, whilst Povetkin did better with a figure of 14%.

It seems to be a toss-up between Briggs and Price at the moment, but either would appeal to the UK fans who are highly keen to see Fury back in the ring.

The heavyweight division has exploded recently with the need to see Anthony Joshua face Deontay Wilder in a massive unification, although is in danger of going stagnant again should the pair avoid facing each other further.

Joshua v Wilder has to happen in 2018, according to the general consensus, as Fury prepares himself at Ricky Hatton’s gym to be ready for the winner by 2019.