Tyson Fury IS still hoping to fight on Saturday, Peter Fury says he has a short list of names

Tyson Fury, understandably angry and frustrated over his fight with Dereck Chisora, set for this Saturday, falling through, still wants to box on July 26th. After having whipped himself into obviously good fighting shape, Fury – who has, amazingly, seen three of his last four bouts fall apart due to injuries suffered by his opponent – is looking for a short notice replacement.

It’s not clear yet whether he will actually fight, but Team-Fury obviously want to see action. Speaking exclusively to The Morecambe Visitor, Peter Fury said there is a short list of possible opponents who could be brought in with just four days to go.

But one man who will not be getting the call is 42-year-old American southpaw Tony Thompson, who Tweeted how he would take the fight.

“It won’t be him,” Peter Fury told The Morecambe Visitor today. “And it won’t be any of these guys shouting the odds on Twitter who are just after a payday. We’re looking at possible options and are in the middle of negotiations to make sure it’s on Saturday. We have a list of names at short notice, and hopefully we can still get the Chisora fight on in September.”

It will be interesting to see that list of names, as will it be interesting to see how long Chisora – who injured his hand – is out of action for.

Fans have ideas of their own when it comes to who may step in to fight Fury: with people like Shannon Briggs, Lucas Browne and Audley Harrison being amongst those being mentioned.