Although the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury heavyweight title fight has not been formally confirmed and announced just yet, in terms of date and venue, it would appear Wilder and his team are in the process of lining up the WBC champion’s sparring arrangements.
Trying to find a sparring partner as tall and with the awkward style of Tyson Fury is going to be difficult for Wilder.
You just don’t come across a fighter that big with that kind of style, who moves like Fury does, anywhere.
But reportedly Wilder’s team were thinking of reaching out to Tyson’s very own cousin Hughie Fury for the job.
Hughie, a talented heavyweight in his own right, who lost in a controversial decision to former WBO champion Joseph Parker last year, is trained and managed by his father Peter Fury – whom is also uncle of Tyson.
Upon hearing of Wilder’s team’s intentions for Hughie to spar the champion, Peter Fury said on Twitter:
“We leave the betrayal to others’ theirs enough in this sport already.”
The Wilder vs Fury fight is thought to be happening in December in the US.
Hopefully the date and venue will be announced this week.