Boxing News At Five | Mar 22 2019

Boxing News at Five: Fury gets unbeaten opponent for ESPN debut, Usyk gets a better one for heavyweight debut

Tyson Fury is rumoured to be fighting Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas, and Oleksandr Usyk agrees terms with Carlos Takam for May date
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ACCORDING to reports from Germany, Tyson Fury’s ESPN debut will take place in Las Vegas on June 15 and the opponent will be the undefeated but unproven Tom Schwarz.

The Fury vs. Schwarz fight will officially be confirmed on Saturday night, during the Kubrat Pulev vs. Bogdan Dinu event in California, reports boxen1.com.

As a warm-up fight, Schwarz would have made sense coming after Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta. (In that context, it would have been acceptable, logical, given Fury’s two-and-a-half-year layoff.) But coming as it does after Fury’s brilliant draw with Deontay Wilder in December, it’s hard to imagine too many fans will be pleased with the choice of opponent.

 

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