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Tyson Fury's next opponent named for February 15 return

Tyson Fury has his next opponent, and, well, it's about what we would have expected as he takes a tune-up before potentially facing Dereck Chisora this summer.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury has his February 15 fight set, as the 6'9" heavyweight contender will face Argentina's Gonzalo Omar Basile at Frank Warren's Copper Box show, which ostensibly is meant to set up a rematch with Dereck Chisora for this summer.

Fury (21-0, 15 KO) has lost about a year of ring time due to extended negotiations, hype, postponements, and ultimately a cancellation for a fight with David Haye that never took place. He was last seen in the ring on April 20, 2013, wearing down Steve Cunningham after an early scare in New York.

Basile (61-8, 28 KO) is a 6'6", 39-year-old fighter who has no real business in a ring with Fury or any other legitimate heavyweight. His record is complete fluff and he's been stopped seven times, most recently in September 2012 by a fighter who entered with a 5-7-1 record. Artur Szpilka knocked him out in Szpilka's 11th pro fight back in June 2012.

Chisora will be in the night's headline bout on February 15, but as of right now does not have a set opponent. Being that it's January 23, you can likely imagine

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