Tyson Fury in talks to fight undefeated Australian boxer after Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, has revealed that talks have taken place for the Gypsy King to fight Jai Opetaia in Australia in 2021.

Earlier this week, Fury claimed that he plans to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time and Anthony Joshua before retiring from boxing.

But Top Rank chief Arum claims initial negotiations have taken place for Fury to face Opetaia at the Bankwest Stadium in Sydney next year.

Opetaia, 24, is currently undefeated with a 19-0 record, but would need to win a cruiserweight world title before stepping up to the heavyweight division.

According to The Daily Telegraph in Australia, Fury would earn $20 million (£15m) from the fight.

‘He [Fury] would love to come; we love to fight in different places,’ Arum told The Sun-Herald.

‘That to me is something that is very exciting.

‘What we’re talking about is in 2021 at some time.

‘That would be a big event, particularly if we were able to stage it on a Sunday morning because then that would be prime time back in the US.

‘I had a tremendous experience in Australia for that Jeff Horn fight. I’m very open to coming back again.’

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