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Tyson Fury tipped to return to the ring in September in the UK

Tyson Fury with Frank Warren, Andy Lee and SugarHill Steward. Photo credit: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions

The co-promoter of WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury 33-0-1 (24) has revealed that his fighter will return to the ring in September in the United Kingdom against an opponent to be named.

“Yes, he is fighting in September,” the Queensberry Promotions boss said on talkSPORT’s White and Jordan Show.

“I hope we can get the contract signed. We have got a couple of options there with one of the guys we are negotiating with, we will announce it in due course.

“Because what do we keep doing? Putting out names and then it doesn’t happen.”

Protracted talks with WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk 20-0 (13) fell apart earlier this year after a dispute over the purse split and rematch clause.

Fury’s domestic rival, two-time unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 25-3 (22), looks set to fight in August before heading to Saudi Arabia to face former WBC champion Deontay Wilder 43-2-1 (42) in December.

The Saudi contingent wanted to match Fury and Usyk on the same card, but that now seems unlikely.

“I am dealing with an athlete and I am the guy that is going to negotiate along with my team and son George,” Warren continued.

“We are negotiating to try and get both the Joshua fight and Usyk fight at that particular moment.

“And all Tyson was saying to me was ‘where is it?’ and I said ‘it is going to take a couple more days, they promised us they’d come back’.

“And after I told him that about four or five times, he then started saying to them they have got 48 hours or a week.

“But you know what, there was no intention to get it over the line because all they are interested in [is money], as most sportspeople are.

“Golfers, Formula 1, they are all going to Saudi because Saudi are making it a destination for big sport.

“They are putting a truckload of money up and that is where Usyk’s head is and AJ’s head is.”

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping to secure a rematch with Dillian Whyte 29-3 (19) for AJ in the UK in August before moving on to the Wilder fight.

“We have an offer without a contract. So we need to wait on that contract,” the Matchroom Boxing boss told iFL TV.

“We need to wait on that contract, but don’t forget, Frank Warren’s never done a fight with Saudi Arabia. I’ve done two fights.”

Warren was critical of Joshua’s desire to face Whyte and Wilder, who has a record on 0-2-1 against Fury.

“So he is going to fight the guy who Tyson absolutely destroyed last April rather than fight Tyson for the world title and 40 per cent of the money,” he said.

“Or if you don’t fight Dillian Whyte, why is he going to fight [Filip] Hrgovic, who is in their camp? Doubt it.

“He doesn’t want to fight, he is terrified. He is talking rubbish. Let me tell you something…

“When we made this offer to them, we made a written offer, didn’t do it through the media, he came back to George, did Eddie Hearn, and said ‘we will speak to you in a couple of days’.

“Irrespective of that, George went off and dealt directly with Freddy Cunningham, his 258 manager.

“And Freddie Cunningham said ‘he doesn’t want to fight him, he wants to big money in Saudi Arabia’.

“And I get that, he is not the only sportsman who is saying that. They are all doing it! They are all going for it.”