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Ben Davison reveals the five heavyweights Tyson Fury wanted to fight next

Published On Tuesday, August 13, 2019By Tim Rickson
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Ben Davison reveals the Tyson Fury top five heavyweight hit list he wanted to face next

Unbeaten heavyweights Tyson Fury (28-0-1) and Otto Wallin (20-0) will clash in Las Vegas on September 14.

Fresh from his second-round destruction of another unbeaten heavyweight, Tom Schwarz (24-1) at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Tyson Fury will defend his lineal heavyweight championship against the undefeated Otto Wallin in one month's time at the T-Mobile Arena.

This will be the fifth defense of the lineal crown for Fury, who upset future Hall of Famer Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to claim heavyweight supremacy.

Trainer Ben Davison revealed the list of heavyweight opponents his boxer actually wanted to fight next and why those fights never materialised.

“You’ve got Al Haymon [at] PBC; you’ve got Top Rank, DAZN with Joshua and that. They all want to keep their heavyweights for who they’ve got.

“I know that [Kubrat] Pulev is in a situation for the IBF mandatory, he’s not going to take that fight [against Tyson Fury], didn’t want to take that fight.

“An offer got put out to Alexander Povetkin - he took the Hughie [Fury] fight. It’s difficult, y’know.

“Tyson said that he wanted  [Jarrell] Big Baby Miller - he wasn’t going to get his licence in time.

“He then said Trevor Bryan, who signed to fight Manuel Charr. It’s very difficult.

“Adam Kownacki, he’s with PBC. Obviously [Anthony] Joshua and [Andy] Ruiz [Jr] are having their rematch. It was difficult. Luis Ortiz and Deontay Wilder [are having a rematch].”

Fury’s next blockbuster clash is set to take place early next year - February 22 - when Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren plans to secure the rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, with whom he drew last December.

“It’s no secret that Tyson and Deontay are looking to fight in the early part of next year,” Davison added.

“So it wasn’t the be all and end all because the big fights are around the corner.”

Below is the list of heavyweights Fury wanted to fight next.


Fury's Top Five

Kubrat Pulev - Currently IBF mandatory and would be unwilling to risk that position with a title shot due soon

Alexander Povetkin - Signed to fight Tyson’s cousin, Hughie, on August 31 in London

Jarrell Miller - Unknown whether the American would get a boxing licence after the New York State Athletic Commission stripped him of his licence in April due to adverse findings in random drug tests in the build-up to a June 1 bout with Anthony Joshua

Trevor Bryan - Has reportedly agreed terms to fight WBA regular champion Manuel Charr after the governing body ordered the bout in May

Adam Kownacki - Contracted to PBC and, if Ruiz Jr is stripped of the IBF title for not fulfilling mandatory obligations, is expected to take on Pulev for the belt