Tyson Fury’s options for November fight


By Charles Brun: With Tyson Fury’s poor attendance numbers for his fight last Saturday night against Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, it’s important that he face a popular fighter next.

Fury’s bout with Schwarz had a paid attendance of 5,489 with 1,187 comps. The fight was supposed to have had an attendance of 9,012. But, even if that were true, those are not great numbers, and not close to the 21,000 tickets sold for Anthony Joshua.

Top Rank, the co-promoters for Fury, likely are having second thoughts about the wisdom of having signing him to an expensive contract. Unless Top Rank is willing to invest in Fury’s career for the long haul, they’re going to need to put him in with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury or Andy Ruiz Jr. to make money. In other words, Top Rank is going to need to cash out soon to make money off having signed Fury.

It’s painfully obvious now that Fury isn’t going to become a pay-per-view fighter or sell huge amounts of tickets fighting weak opposition from his woefully bad record padding fights. As such, Top Rank must match Fury against better opposition for them to turn him into a box office and pay-per-view draw.

Here are some of the options for Fury to fight in November:

– Bryant Jennings

– Oscar Rivas

– Dillian Whyte

– Joe Joyce

– Kubrat Pulev

There’s not a lot of good choices for Fury to fight in another tune-up match. Unfortunately, that’s a problem that Top Rank is faced with, and they’re going to need to take a take a risk with the light hitting Fury by putting him in with a live body.

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