Tyson Fury could fight undefeated Australian boxer Demsey McKean this August. The Gypsy King, 34, has been looking for his next opponent after negotiations with Oleksandr Usyk broke down earlier this year.
Fury is eager to make a return to the ring after beating Derek Chisora in December 2022, and according to McKean’s manager Angelo Di Carlo, The Gypsy King’s team have been in touch over a potential fight Down Under for “some time”.
Speaking to Australian publication Herald Sun, Angelo said he believes McKean would be the “best option” for The Gypsy King. He added the 6.6ft Australian boxer is left-handed which makes him “tricky” to fight.
The boxing promoter said: “If Tyson Fury wants to fight in Australia, the logical option is to fight an Aussie fighter and talking to Fury’s people, they don’t want to fight a small heavyweight. Demsey and Justis are Australia’s best heavyweights, but Demsey is six foot six and being a southpaw, he would present a real test for Tyson. We’ve been given a possible date to fight Fury in August, so hopefully we can make it happen.”
Angelo added that if McKean gets the chance to jump in the ring with Fury, it would be “the biggest fight in Australian history” and the “hardest fight” of McKean’s career. McKean had previously been in talks to fight Anthony Joshua, before the former two-time champion elected to take on Jermaine Franklin instead.
Fury is currently in Australia to support Joseph Parker ahead of his bout against Faiga Opelu on Wednesday (May 24), and revealed that he will travel around to look at potential fighting venues including Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.
Speaking the NCA NewsWire, The Gypsy King said he is “definitely keen” for a fight Down Under, adding: “Australians are always crazy boxing fans, so it would be great to get The Gypsy King Down Under.”