In a recent interview with Sky Sports the undefeated lineal HW champ and ATG Tyson Fury let slip that he was heavily involved in matchmaking for the dec 23rd heavyweight show in Saudi. The Riyadh date, originally earmarked for Fury’s unification bout with the feather fisted ukranian cruiserweight Olexandr USKY, now instead features two of Fury’s previous HW opponents Deontay Wilder and OTTO Wallin in tune ups against Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua respectively. Frank Warren is the official promoter of the event but sounds like Fury might be pulling more than a string or two behind the scenes. Noticeably, septuagenarian HOF promoter Warren opened the press conference by giving public thanks to Fury for allowing this show to happen - “without him, none of this would have been possible” BEFORE going on to contractually over thank the bloodmoney backers of the event, the Saudi royal family and their henchmen. Fury taking pole position behind the scenes would certainly explain the bizarre behaviour on the dais of fellow Brit Antony Joshua - who faces Fury victim Wallin in the co main - Joshua blurted out “you’re not my promoter” to little dev sahni the television guy before refusing to answer any questions which weren’t meticulously rehearsed and asked by his own promoter Eddie Hearns Junior. Fury and USKY will now meet in February instead.