Fury needs to face and American when he heads to New York in October ahead of his showdown with Deontay Wilder in February, and it’s a two-name list right now
Daniel Dubois made a massive statement on Saturday night at the O2 Arena when he defeated Nathan Gorman for the British Heavyweight Championship.
Dubois, just 21, has now moved to 12-0 and seems on the cusp of challenging at a world level.
Gorman will have to go away and build himself back up again, but Dillian Whyte following his loss to Anthony Joshua is a good example of how to do that.
Supporting Gorman on Saturday was his cousin and lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury.
Before the Joe Joyce fight – where he defeated Bryant Jennings on points – Fury joined the BT Sport broadcast team for a chat.
Fury had an awkward exchange with former foe-to-be David Haye, but he also revealed that he had told ESPN that Jarrell Miller would be his ideal opponent for his New York fight in October.
“ESPN want an opponent that is well-known. I suggested Jarrell Miller. He’s well-known, he’s unbeaten, he was highly ranked. There was also Trevor Bryan on the list. He’s supposed to be fighting Manuel Charr for the WBA belt. And that’s about it.”
He went on to suggest that only really Trevor Bryan was a viable candidate alongside Miller as ESPN would like him to face an American with some name value.
Given that Miller tested positive for drugs three times earlier this year and was forced out of his clash with Anthony Joshua – which his replacement Andy Ruiz Jr would win – as part of a six-month ban, this would be quite the turnaround.
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