Dave Allen reveals texts with Tyson Fury over December fight before Anthony Joshua after Wilder trilogy collapsed

DAVE ALLEN has revealed texts with Tyson Fury over a potential December fight.

The WBC heavyweight world champion has vowed to fight in Britain this year after tearing up a deal to face Deontay Wilder.


The move has sparked discussion over who Fury, 32, might face.

And Allen, 28, has spoken of his hopes of facing the Gypsy King if he downs Christian Hammer later this month.

He said in an Instagram clip: "I text Tyson half an hour ago.

"And I went, 'If I beat Hammer… Let's do it like Rocky I, give me a shot'.

"He text me and said, 'Beat Hammer and you get a big fight'.

"And I said, 'Is that a maybe?' So you never know."

Doncaster-born Allen faces Romania's Hammer after downing Dorian Darch last time out, with David Price the only man to beat him in two years.

Fury was set for a trilogy meeting with Wilder, 34, in Las Vegas having grabbed his world title belt in a convincing February victory.

But the Brit has now called the contest off.

He told The Athletic: "I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight.

“But Wilder and his team were messing around with the date. They don’t really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion."

Promoter Frank Warren backed up Fury's claim, stating that a mega unification battle against Anthony Joshua is being eyed for 2021.

He told talkSPORT: "Tyson has said enough is enough, he is not going to wait longer and he will fight in London in December.

"That is what will happen. We haven’t finalised who it will be or anything yet, but that is what will happen.

"Everybody has worked hard to get the Wilder fight on, but it’s just not happening.

"Our immediate job is to get Tyson sorted out for December. He has worked hard and has been training constantly, so that’s what will happen.

"And, what I’m hoping for next year, is we can go straight to the fight with AJ. That’s the fight that everybody in boxing wants to see."

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