Who’s Next for Tyson Fury and When Will He Fight Again?

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Tyson Fury is coming off another major win by defeating Deontay Wilder for the second time in their three epic encounters. Fury scored an 11th round KO over Wilder in what many have hailed as one of the best heavyweight fights of all-time.

Over a week after the historic Wilder vs Fury trilogy bout, boxing fans and pundits are now turning their attention towards who Tyson Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) will fight next.

Although nothing is concrete as of yet, we do have come clues as to the future plans of Tyson Fury.

When Will Tyson Fury Fight Next?

Let’s start with when Tyson Fury will possibly fight next since the pool of potential opponents is more complicated.

According to Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren, Fury will most likely return to the ring in the spring:

“If and when he wants to, because he is the one who will make the decision, I think it will be some time in the spring… He needed to switch off, you need to switch off and let your body recover as well but he will keep fit and keep his weight down. He needed to take his foot off the gas from the serious training and have a bit of time out.”

Now that we have an idea of when “The Gypsy King” could fight again, let’s turn our attention towards who Fury could fight next.

Tyson Fury Betting Odds

The following odds are courtesy of MyBookie:

  • Dillian Whyte (+110)
  • Oleksandr Usyk (+150)
  • Anthony Joshua (+200)
  • Any Ruiz (+300)
  • Otto Wallin (+400)

Dillian Whyte (+110)

Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19KOs) is the odds on favorite to land the next fight with Tyson Fury. This is due to Whyte being the interim WBC heavyweight champion.

Whyte’s two pro losses were against Anthony Joshua in 2015 and Alexander Povetkin in 2020. Whyte would avenge his loss to Povetkin with a 4th round TKO victory in March 2021.

Dillian is scheduled to fight Otto Wallin on October 30th. The winner of this fight will be the odds on favorite to face Fury.

However, there is a hurdle to overcome for this potential matchup. If Wallin wins then it would most likely trigger a rematch with Whyte, which would prevent either man from facing Tyson Fury in the immediate future.

Currently, Dillian Whyte is the betting favorite to win with odds ranging from -230 to -250. Otto Wallin is the underdog with odds ranging from +180 to +200 with boxing betting sites.

Whyte made the following comments about facing Tyson Fury:

“It’s a massive British fight, a major fight for Britain. Fury is an unpredictable man who might say: ‘I am done! I hope we can make a fight when I get past Wallin. But Fury is a difficult guy to plan. I haven’t heard a word from him about making a fight.”

Oleksandr Usyk (+150)

Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13KOs) has been a heavyweight for two years and, in just three fights, he now holds three of the four major heavyweight titles (WBO, WBA and IBF).

Usyk fought Anthony Joshua last month and defeated the British fighter via unanimous decision with the scores of 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113.

Usyk’s manager has stated that the undefeated Ukrainian wants to fight Tyson Fury, but he’s obligated to fight Anthony Joshua again due to the rematch clause from their first fight.

It’s expected that the Usyk vs Joshua rematch will take place in early 2022, which could put the winner in line for a shot at Fury in the fall of next year.

Anthony Joshua (+200)

As mentioned, Anthony Joshua will rematch Oleksandr Usyk in early 2022 with the hopes of winning back his three world titles.

Joshua admitted that he made mistakes in his first fight against Usyk, has learned from them, and declares that there will be a different outcome in their rematch.

Keep in mind, Joshua suffered his first professional loss in shocking fashion in June 2019 when Andy Ruiz pulled off one of the biggest heavyweight upsets by defeating Joshua via 7th round TKO.

Six months later, Joshua cruised to a unanimous decision victory over Ruiz in December 2019 by the scores of 118-110, 118-110, 119-109.

So, there is precedent for Joshua to avenge a loss. However, Joshua isn’t rematching a fighter like Ruiz, he’s rematching a highly talented boxer in Usyk who has the skills to outbox Anthony for a second time.

On a side note, Joshua and Fury were going to fight in 2021 to determine the undisputed champion but that bout fell through due to Deontay Wilder invoking a rematch. Thankfully, there are no more rematches for Wilder.

Andy Ruiz (+300)

As mentioned, Ruiz pulled off one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history. Only Buster Douglas’ win over Mike Tyson was bigger.

Following his loss to Joshua in December 2019, Ruiz (34-2, 22KOs) returned to the ring in May 2021 and beat Chris Arreola via unanimous decision.

Ruiz is currently ranked 6th with Ring, 11th with IBF, 7th in the WBA, 4th in the WBO and 2nd in the WBC. The WBC ranking is the important one considering that Fury holds the title for this sanctioning body.

Ruiz wouldn’t be the first choice for anyone, but he is a logical one. If Whyte falls to Wallin, and Fury doesn’t want to wait until the winner of Usyk and Joshua is decided, Ruiz could be a realistic option for Tyson to get some ring time, stay fresh and pick up a big check.

Otto Wallin (+400)

As already stated, Otto Wallin (22-1, 14KOs) will face Dillian Whyte in a few weeks. Additionally, if he wins, there’s almost certainly a rematch clause for Whyte which could put the rematch in early 2022 and prevent Wallin from facing Fury.

Let’s not forget that Wallin has already fought Tyson Fury once and loss via unanimous decision in September 2019.

However, that fight wasn’t without suspense or action. Wallin injured Fury with a nasty cut above the right eye that required Tyson to get 47 stitches. Although Fury would go on to outbox Wallin, Otto proved he was more than capable of fighting the top stars in the division.

The October 30th fight against Whyte should be a good one!

Who Will Tyson Fury Fight Next?

The most logical choice for this Tyson Fury prop bet is to take Dillian Whyte. I don’t see Fury taking a year off to wait for the winner of Usyk vs Joshua II which won’t even take place until early 2022.

More than likely, Whyte will defeat Otto Wallin via decision and demand his rightful shot at the WBC title. Fury could vacate the belt or face Whyte. Since Fury’s ultimate goal is to be the undisputed heavyweight champ, there’s no way he vacates it.

With a Whyte victory over Wallin at the end of the month, it would provide plenty of time for a Whyte vs Fury matchup to take place in the spring of 2022.

The sleeper choice for this prop bet is Andy Ruiz who is ranked 2nd in the WBC and is a proven commodity after his two fights with Anthony Joshua in 2019.

Take Whyte for this boxing futures bet.

Who Will Tyson Fury Fight Next? –Dillian Whyte (+110)
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