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Tommy Fury will now fight Rolly Lambert on Floyd Mayweather's undercard

Nasir Jabbar

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Tommy Fury will now fight Rolly Lambert on Floyd Mayweather's undercard

Tommy Fury will now fight WBC Asia cruiserweight champion Rolly Lambert on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji.

Fury's proposed clash against Paul Bamba was scrapped following a disagreement in weight at the official weigh-in on Saturday.

The unbeaten British fighter weighed in heavier than his opponent, which led to the cancellation of the bout.

But he remains adamant that he successfully made weight.

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"One contract was given to Paul Bamba, and one was given to myself. The weight in my contract, I made yesterday. So as far as I'm concerned, I've done my job," he said.

"I made weight. Paul Bamba does not want to fight, he never did. I'm here in Dubai, I've got a new opponent and I'm ready to go."

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Well, Fury does have a new opponent in the shape of 33-year-old Lambert, who's based in Dubai.

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The Cameroon-born fighter boasts a professional record of 15-1-1 - including 12 victories inside the distance.

He's also currently in possession of the WBC Asia cruiserweight title.

Fury's decision to face Lambert, who's on a 13-fight winning streak, surprised fight fans online.

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One Twitter user wrote: "For people who don't know he is 15-1-1 (12 KOS) Tommy actually has a good fight."

A second tweeted: "Actually Tommy’s best opponent lol."

A third added: "Tbh looks like his best opponent yet."

A fourth commented: "Much harder fight than Bamba."

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Another said: "His opponent is 15-1 so it's not bad at all. A credible win if he can get the job done."

Fury, 23, hasn't fought since his points victory over Daniel Bocianski on the undercard of Tyson Fury's world title defence against Dillian Whyte back in April.

The 8-0 fighter will be looking to improve his record as he takes on one of the toughest opponents of his budding career.

How will he fare against Lambert? Let us know what you think.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Global Titans

Topics: Boxing, Tommy Fury

Nasir Jabbar
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