Promoter details Tyson Fury's next step after Wilder trilogy

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Tyson Fury's next few fights have been laid out by legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Tyson Fury's next few fights have been laid out by legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Tyson Fury will take on a British opponent before a potentially massive unification bout against either Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, promoter Bob Arum says.

The British superstar became king of the heavyweight world two weeks ago when he knocked out Deontay Wilder once again in their trilogy fight.

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What loomed as an all-British showdown had a spanner thrown in the works back in September when Ukrainian Usyk stunned Joshua to earn a unanimous points victory and the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles.

With an Usyk/Joshua rematch on the cards, the legendary promoter Arum said Fury would likely take on the winner of that bout roughly this time next year.

In the meantime, Fury could potentially take on fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in April next year.

"Joshua and Usyk, I think they're going to wait until April 4," Arum told FightHub.

"I think Fury will fight again in March or April. Then we can look to a September or October match for a unification."

Joshua's resume has taken a hit thanks to his 2019 loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, as well as the recent upset against Usyk.

Although Joshua was able to regain his titles in his rematch with Ruiz, Arum said he was leaning towards Usyk being the one to face Fury next year.

Arum took a potshot at Joshua, suggesting he had a 'suspect chin'.

"Eddie [Hearn] thought Joshua wouldn't be amenable to a step aside and would want to do the rematch," Arum said.

"Which is sort of stupidity on his part because no way is he going to beat Usyk in his next fight no matter what new strategy he deploys. The only way you're going to beat Usyk is to pin him and corner him with your high weight and pressure him.

"But then he can unload against you. Now, a Tyson Fury can absorb that, as we all know, but Anthony Joshua has a suspect chin." 

Tyson Fury rages over 'cowardly' act in Wilder aftermath

Fury let rip at Deontay Wilder for not showing him respect after the pair finished their legendary trilogy with an epic fight that ended in the 'Gypsy King' raising his hand in victory.

Fury was forced to dig deep after a determined Wilder charged out of the blocks in an attempt of revenge for his second fight defeat.

After weathering an early storm, Fury exerted his trademark dominance as he attempted to bully Wilder around the ring.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran champion showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury finally finished it in the 11th, sending Wilder face-first to the canvas with a chopping right hand fired from high in the air.

After the fight, Fury went over to Wilder's corner to pay his respect with a man he has shared the ring with for a total of 30 rounds, across three fights.

Tyson Fury's trilogy against Deontay Wilder will go down as one of the best seen in heavyweight boxing. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Tyson Fury's trilogy against Deontay Wilder will go down as one of the best seen in heavyweight boxing. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, the exchange appeared to turn ugly as a defeated and hurt Wilder remained on his stool and didn't appear to acknowledge Fury.

When asked about the exchange, Fury was blunt.

"I'm not going to make any excuses, Wilder is a top fighter," said Fury.

"He gave me a real run for my money tonight, and I always said I'm the best in the world and he's the second best."

Fury later added: "All the allegations that were made towards me ... We fought like two warriors in there and I went over to shake his hand and say ‘well done’ and he was like ‘no, I don’t respect you’.'"

“I was like ‘how can you say I cheated when you know in your heart, and your full team knows, that you just got beaten fair and square’."

Backstage, Fury went on to say Wilder showed his side, which 'was the true heart of a cowardly man' after three fights.

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