Tyson Fury has successfully taken a name off his sensational five-fight ‘bucket list’.
The 33-year-old missed her planned summer performance with WBC champion Anthony Joshua after an American judge forced her into a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
And the 6ft 9in Gypsy King outclassed the Bronze Bomber in that trilogy — leaving only Dillian White, AJ Twice, and Derek Chisora on his list.
Fury safely blocked Wilder’s challenge – despite going to the floor twice in the fourth round.
He left the American in third and tenth, before finally finishing the job in the eleventh round in brutal fashion.
Fury outlined his five-fight plan before retirement earlier this year, which Wilder started with.
Next, as planned, will be Dillian White in the UK in December, followed by a 2022 double-header against AJ in Saudi Arabia and Wembley.
Fury then wanted to sign with close friend Chisora with a third clash.
He added: “I have a bucket list and my next five fights in mind.
“I’m going to have a December fight after this, because Joshua won’t be there then, it will be in March.
“It’s Wilder on October 9th – Dillian White in December at a stadium in the UK where I will shut him down once and for all.
“Then Joshua in Saudi Arabia in March and then a rematch here at Wembley.
“Then I will fight Chisora in my fifth and final fight.”
Fury looks destined to tick off another name on his list, White has named his indispensable challenger, and should finally land his overdue shot at a world title, should he get it later this month. Otto Wallin must be defeated.
But AJ’s setback against Oleksandr Usyk in September puts Fury’s plans in serious doubt.
Joshua is set to take on the Ukrainian in a rematch, which means a potential all-British fight against Fury has been delayed for the ages.
That bout is likely to take place in March 2022 – the same month Fury was hoping to fight AJ.
And if Joshua loses to Usyk a second time, Fury could be eyeing a mouth-watering unification battle against Ukraine.
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Body Snatcher White, 33, has been ranked as WBC’s No. 1 challenger since 2018.
But the Fury vs Wilder rivalry, and the Covid-19 pandemic that delayed this upcoming third installment, robbed him of his shot.
Despite the bad bleeding between the pair, Fury insists that he face Brixton Ace but warns him not to try to be greedy at the negotiating table.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve boxed here and I want to compete in the stadium,” Fury said.
“Let’s hope White doesn’t start asking for silly money that doesn’t exist because he’ll lose the fight.”
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