According to Tyson Fury's Twitter timeline, he's still planning on fighting Saturday night. Fury posted this just three hours ago:
Great workout thismorning followed by a Sunbed & a jacket potato. Feeling on fire. Can't wait for Saturday don't know who am fighting yet.— Tyson Luke Fury (@Tyson_Fury) July 22, 2014
Peter Fury has also made it clear Team Fury plans to be in action Saturday night and negotiations are ongoing to find an opponent.
Talk about short-notice. Five days is a big ask of even the most journeyed of journeymen. Though the promoters would surely like to keep Fury's name on the bill, I wouldn't be surprised if we hear an official announcement to the contrary very soon.
Who could be found to step through the ropes at the unfortunately named Phones 4 U Arena on Saturday night against Fury? I hear Liam Gallagher is available (edit: so badly want this to be true, but it appears fake), and Tony Thompson is free this weekend:
Fury could use the rounds as three of his last four fights have fallen through. What are the chances this bout is salvaged?