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Tyson Fury will 'definitely' fight in early 2022

Tyson Fury has told promoter Ben Shalom that "he will definitely be fighting" in early 2022.

The Gypsy King is considered to be the world's top heavyweight after beating Deontay Wilder twice and the promoter has revealed that Fury wants to fight in the early months of next year - but it is not yet clear who he will be fighting against.

Shalom told Sky Sports: "He told me that he will definitely be fighting in February or March but doesn't know who it will be against.

"It's out of Tyson's hands.

"But he does want to fight in February or March, whether it's against Dillian or not.

"He is adamant about that."

Shalom revealed that he gets on well with Fury as they both come from Manchester.

He added: "He's a great guy. We are both from Manchester and we know the same people. We have a similar understanding."

Fury could face Dillian Whyte after British rival Anthony Joshua triggered a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk but he recently admitted that he had little interest in who he comes up against next.

He said recently: "I'm not really interested, because to be honest it doesn't really make much sense who I want to fight at this moment.

"It's who's available and what makes sense later on."

Fury's US promoter Bob Arum hopes that the champion can fight at home after several bouts in the States.

He said: "It is very, very important that Tyson, having done his last five fights in the US, that he goes back and does a fight in the UK."

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