Boxing News At Five | Aug 12 2019

Boxing News at Five: Davison says Wallin was all there was left for Fury, Saunders set to sign with Matchroom

Tyson Fury's fight with Otto Wallin wasn't the one his coach wanted, and Billy Joe Saunders looks to kick-start his career with Matchroom
Tyson Fury
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IT’S not Tyson Fury’s fault he’s having to fight unknown Swede Otto Wallin on September 14 in Las Vegas. It is, according to Fury’s coach, Ben Davison, everybody else’s fault – chiefly, the other heavyweight contenders who turned down the opportunity.

Placed towards the top an admittedly crowded pack, Fury has seemingly had to settle for Wallin after being unable to come up with anybody better.

“You’ve got Al Haymon [at] PBC, you’ve got Top Rank, DAZN with Joshua and that,” Davison told The Express. “They all want to keep their heavyweights for who they’ve got. I know that [Kubrat] Pulev is in a situation for the IBF mandatory, he’s not going to take that fight [against Tyson Fury], didn’t want to take that fight.

 

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