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Tommy Fury ‘in talks’ to face former UFC star Tyron Woodley in Floyd Mayweather undercard

Tommy Fury is in talks to face ex-UFC star Tyron Woodley in a catchweight bout as part of the undercard for Floyd Mayweather’s next exhibition fight.

Mayweather is in the final stages of negotiations for a shock fight with YouTuber Deji at his final exhibition event in Dubai on November 13.

Fury should now be added to the map No smoke boxeson the Middle East undercard against Woodley, with discussions almost settled on a 185lb catchweight bout.

Since switching to boxing after an eight-year UFC stint in which he won the welterweight championship, Woodley has competed twice, losing both bouts to Jake Paul.

The 40-year-old first fought Paul over eight rounds in August 2021 and was a late replacement for an injured Fury four months later, where he lost to the 25-year-old by knockout.

Woodley weighed 190 pounds for his two losses to Paul, while undefeated Fury weighed 176 pounds for his win over Daniel Bocianski for his last fight in April.

The former Love Island contestant, who has eight wins from eight fights in his career so far, was set to face Jake Paul after twice withdrawing from matches with the boxer-turned social media star.

Fury was initially forced to postpone a meeting with Paul due to a rib injury before a rescheduled fight in August was cut short due to an issue with his US visa.

The match against Woodley is the undercard for Mayweather’s latest show comeback, which will be played against Deji – KSI’s brother.

Deji, a former YouTuber and gamer like his brother, secured his first in-ring victory in August, defeating online rival Fousey.

If the fight with 47-year-old Mayweather is confirmed, it will mark the former multiple world champion’s fifth exhibition fight since his retirement in 2017.

He previously beat kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in a comical round win in 2018, then went eight rounds with Logan Paul before fighting former sparring partner Don Moore.

Mayweather faces MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura on September 25 ahead of a possible showdown with Deji in Dubai.

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