Top five opponents for Tyson Fury next

Tyson Fury
Stacey Verbeek
Jack Figg considers the best realistic options for Tyson Fury's next fight

1. David Price

The last British fighter to beat Fury, back in their amateur days, Price has emerged as a serious contender to be Fury’s second comeback opponent. The two have entertained a rivalry dating back to Price being selected over Fury for the 2008 Olympic games with the feud continuing over to their professional careers. Although recently they have seemed to form a friendship, business is business and Price recently stated he would accept a fight with Fury while promoter Frank Warren admitted this fight could very well be made next.

2. Manuel Charr

Manuel Charr is certainly an opponent to be explored. Having shared the ring with Vitali Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin and also beating Alexander Ustinov for the WBA ‘regular’ title Charr brings much to the table. And a victory for Fury over the German based, Lebanese could act as the catalyst to Fury finding his form again.

3. Dereck Chisora

Yes, Fury holds two wins over Chisora, however ‘Del Boy’ always bring excitement and hype to a fight and if Fury were his counterpoint these credentials double. Chisora brings all that and experience, a third fight with Fury would act as stern test and a measuring stick for where the “Gypsy King” is on his road to recovering a world title.

4. Charles Martin

Martin is the former IBF world champion who will be remembered in the UK after putting on an underwhelming display against Anthony Joshua in April 2016 to lose his title. The self proclaimed “Prince” brought high entertainment to the build up to his fight with Joshua but failed to be effective in the ring. The fight would be billed as the Prince vs The King while also adding an element of comparing how Fury and Joshua fared against the same opponent.

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5. Tony Bellew

The toughest and most competitive name on the list, but also the least likely. Bellew is coming off the back of two consecutive wins at heavyweight against David Haye and possibly is in the form of his career, while Fury is yet to establish the ability he showcased three years ago. However, both men have expressed their willingness to have the fight made and Fury has always proclaimed himself to perform better the more competitive the contest so, maybe, this is the fight that will allow Fury to fully return.

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