Tyson Fury couldn’t actually fight Tony Bellew, could he?
The way things are headed, it’s quite possible.
The pair have traded back and forths since November, when Fury challenged Bellew to a bout following David Haye’s withdrawal from his scheduled rematch against the Evertonian.
Bellew didn’t back down from the challenge, saying: “I’ve got a massive interest in fighting Stavros Flatley lookalike Tyson Fury to be honest,” in an appearance on Sky Sports’ Soccer AM late last year.
The Bronze Bomber’s second meeting with Haye has been rescheduled for May 5, while Fury is still getting into shape as he continues to prepare for his comeback.
But they both remain on each other’s mind, with Fury writing on Twitter last week: “We will see if he can beat this bum, then we can dance 💃”.
What happened between Haye and Bellew after Haye injury
One man who will have a say in negotiations for a Fury vs Bellew fight is promoter Eddie Hearn, who represents Bellew.
Hearn was asked by iFL TV whether the two could fight and he revealed that “pretty much shook hands on a deal” after Haye pulled out of his rematch against Bellew.
“I was talking about that fight months ago,” Hearn said.
“They met. When Haye was injured, those two met, and pretty much shook hands on a deal.
“Listen, Tyson… I think that he’s realised that he needs a couple of fights to come back into the fold and I think that’s a sensible thing to do.
“Bellew will fight Haye on May 5 and when he beats him, we’ll do the Fury fight no problem.”
It seems the pair aren’t simply taking the boxing world for a ride, then.
Bellew: I'm quicker and I hit harder than Fury
Just last week, Bellew told iFL TV why he’s confident he could beat the Gypsy King.
“I can see a way for [me to beat Fury]. I’m quicker than him, I hit harder than him, I’m possibly harder to hit than him - only because there’s so much of a target, I can’t miss,” he said.
“His attributes don’t really hurt me in a fight. I take away his positives with my style. So his awkwardness doesn’t play a factor because he’s so big I can’t miss him, I’m going to hit him for fun.
“I can hurt him and I know I can hurt him.”
If Fury can get back in boxing shape, this is one fight that fans would certainly pay to see.
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