Who Should Tyson Fury Fight Next?: The Sportsman Readers Have Their Say

This follows the ongoing drama surrounding his potential bout with Anthony Joshua
09:13, 30 Sep 2022

The Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua saga has gone back and forth in the last few days. The Gypsy King took to social media on Monday, the supposed set deadline for Joshua to sign the contract for the fight, and said that his rival had not done so. He effectively called the fight off while slamming Joshua in the process.

A few days later, he gave another update, once again on social media, saying that the deadline had been extended to Thursday, but as of yet, on Friday, we are still awaiting an update on that front, while it has been reported he will now face Germany-based heavyweight Manuel Charr instead.


Despite a potential ‘Battle of Britain’ being of huge interest in the UK, there are some who would rather see Fury beat someone different that would provide more of a challenge given that Joshua had lost his previous two bouts to Oleksandr Usyk, losing his belts in the process.

Fury wouldn't be short of options for another heavyweight clash and everyone seems to have a different opponent in mind for the WBC and The Ring magazine title holder.

Here are potential opponents Fury should fight according to our readers.

Oleksandr Usyk

Given that the Ukrainian bested Joshua on two opponents, many feel that Fury should take up this fight, which Usyk has offered. While it may not be as marketable as a clash with Joshua, it could be a more entertaining fight and of course it would see one of the fighters crowned as the undisputed champion. 

Scott Hewson said: “Usyk is the way forward for him to claim all the belts, complete his legacy and his personal goals.”

He also believes that the fight with Joshua should have happened long before now.

He added: “Joshua is a money fight for bragging rights and nothing more. The fight offers nothing for Fury other than to please the masses. This particular fight should have happened years ago in my opinion. There’s others who deserve a shot ahead of him.”


Joe Joyce

After knocking out Joseph Parker at the weekend, Joyce has emerged as a real contender to compete with the top dogs of the heavyweight division. 'The Juggernaut' called out Usyk after his fight with Parker but some feel he should fight Fury first.

Stephen Ruby Rogan said: “Joe Joyce would be the best fight for him. He can take a punch, unlike the other two, and he should be fighting for a big belt now. His style is good, let him fight.”

However, some feel that Joyce should take on Joshua first. Andrew Wright said: “I'd like to see Joshua fight Joyce, then the winner of that fight Fury after he's spanked Usyk.”

Anthony Joshua

This battle is something British boxing fans have wanted for some time and it never came. While it would still generate interest, it won’t pack the same punch that it would have a few years ago and the drama surrounding this fight has been too much for some.

Andrew Wright said: “Joshua said he would sign a contract but didn't. 60-40 split and 50-50 for a rematch, what an unbelievable offer?

“No need for that to be ‘with the lawyers’. If he works his way back to mandatory challenger Joshua will only get 20%. Who needs a lawyer to work out the maths on that?”

And there are some who have lost interest thanks to all the theatrics.

James Freeman said: “The way things are going nobody is going to bloody care! It's so draining! Lennox Lewis would have beat them all this year and retired!

“But these clowns can't even get one fight over the line! It's embarrassing that the sport of boxing is almost dead! They are all boring!”

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