Tyson Fury hypes up potential fight against local Aussie heavyweight

Tyson Fury hypes up potential fight against local Aussie heavyweight as Gypsy King explains why the ‘frontrunner’ to face him is the PERFECT warm up fight for Oleksandr Usyk

  • Tyson Fury has named Demsey McKean a ‘frontrunner’ to face him 
  • The Gypsy King is in Australia amid talk over a fight Down Under 
  • McKean has held talks with Fury’s team, as has Jai Opetaia 

Tyson Fury has revealed that Demsey McKean is a ‘frontrunner’ to face him next as the Gypsy King hyped up the Aussie heavyweight’s credentials.

Fury, 34, is searching for an opponent having seen negotiations for an undisputed world title fight against Oleksandr Usyk fall through earlier this year.

The WBC title holder is currently in Australia after supporting close friend Joseph Parker during his first round demolition of Faiga Opelu, and revealed he is scouting out potential venues to compete Down Under.

McKean’s manager said earlier this week that Fury’s team have contacted him to discuss a possible bout, even though the undefeated Australian is ranked outside the WBC’s top 15 heavyweights.

However Fury insists that the southpaw is a top contender and explained why he’d be the perfect warm up fight to prepare for Usyk.

Tyson Fury says Demsey McKean is a ‘frontrunner’ to face him in a fight Down Under

McKean had previously been linked with a fight against British star Anthony Joshua

‘McKean’s a top ten heavyweight and definitely one of the frontrunners,’ he said via Michael Benson. 

‘If the Oleksandr Usyk fight is happening it’d be great preparation because he’s southpaw also.’

Fury has also been linked with a clash against cruiserweight world champion Jai Opetaia, with the Australian’s manager lifting the lid on a potential clash at Suncorp Stadium later this year.

‘It’s a legitimate fight,’ Mick Francis said. ‘Tyson Fury won’t get knocked out and Jai Opetaia won’t get knocked out. It’s a fight that will go the distance, it would be an absolute war. 

Fury insists McKean would provide the perfect warm up fight before taking on Oleksandr Usyk

‘Jai’s got nothing to prove in the cruiserweight division and he would take the fight in a heartbeat.

‘He spars heavyweights every day of the week because cruiserweights are too small for him, they’re not strong enough. It’s an absolute war when he and Justis [Huni] spar.’

Fury and Opetaia were pictured together in Brisbane on Thursday night, with the Gypsy King sporting a Queensland jersey ahead of next week’s huge State of Origin clash.  

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