Fury has three next fight options after the boring exhibition fight against Lambert
Tommy Fury returned to the ring for the first time in seven months to take on Rolly Lambert in a six-round exhibition fight on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji Olatunji undercard at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai over the weekend.
The fight was a lackluster affair with neither fully committing to their punches, aside from a brief burst of emotion at the midway point. Fury was originally scheduled to face Paul Bamba the same night in a professional outing. However, his fight was canceled after Bamba, and promoters Global Titans were unable to agree on an upgraded deal after Fury lost weight.
As a result, Lambert was hired on only a few hours’ notice, making for a cautious contest. Even though there were no official scorecards (given the nature of the fight), Fury would have comfortably swept a decision if there was one with most media organizations scoring 5-1 in Fury’s favor.
Now, as TNT looks to return to the paid ranks for its long-awaited ninth outing, Express Sport lists three potential next fight options for the former Love Island star.
Bamba told various outlets after his bout with Fury fell through that he would be open to trying to re-book the contest in the UK. Given the backstory the pair now have with the ‘two contracts’ debacle and the dramatic turn of events that led to the collapse of the feud, there is likely more interest in this fight now than ever before.
After beating Swarmz and Luis Pineda on the same night in August, KSI, whose real name is JJ Olatunji, named Fury to his five-man hit list. The pair have previously traded verbal jabs online and have never seen eye to eye. Most recently, Olatunji called Fury “an absolute joke” for failing to make weight against Bamba.
Tommy was reportedly considered as a replacement opponent for Alex Wassabi three months ago, so don’t be surprised if this ends up coming to fruition down the road.
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