Tyson Fury to face Gonzalo Omar Basile in February

Fury to face Basile in February
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British heavyweight Tyson Fury agrees a deal to face Argentina's Gonzalo Omar Basile at the Copper Box Arena on February 15.

British heavyweight Tyson Fury has admitted that he is looking forward to returning to the ring for his first fight since April last year.

Fury has seen two scheduled bouts with David Haye shelved because of separate injuries to the former world champion, but after agreeing to fight Argentina's Gonzalo Omar Basile on February 15, the unbeaten boxer has revealed that he is confident of extending his unbeaten run.

The 25-year-old told FrankWarren.com: "It's been a while, but I'm looking forward to getting in the ring again.

"He's just a few inches shorter than me which is great because I've been fighting shorter men.

"He'll be near my height and, once I work out the range and timing, those big right hands will be detonating on his jaw."

Basile has lost just eight times in 70 bouts, in a career that has seen him win 61 times and draw once.

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury claps during a press conference on July 11, 2013
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