TOMMY FURY will fight Cameroonian Rolly Lambert in place of Paul Bamba.

Fury’s bout with Bamba, set for the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition with YouTuber Deji, was scrapped amid a weight issue.

Tommy Fury will fight Rolly Lambert instead of Bamba, above

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Tommy Fury will fight Rolly Lambert instead of Bamba, aboveCredit: Global Titans
Rolly Lambert will now fight Tommy Fury

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Rolly Lambert will now fight Tommy Fury

Instead, he remains on the card and SunSport understands 15-1-1 Lambert, a career cruiserweight, has been lined up to fill in.

Lambert, 33, most recently won in October, beating Thai veteran Chaloemporn Sawatsuk, 34, on points.

Bamba, 33 was left fuming a day before the fight after he scaled within the 175lb light-heavyweight limit, while Fury came in at 181.4lb.

And the American ruled himself out after no compromise was met between the opposing camps.

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Fury claimed he DID make the contracted weight in his agreement, which differed to Bamba’s.

And with just a matter of hours to go, he confirmed he will still fight.

Fury, 23, said: “I just want to come on here and clear a few things up. One contract was given to Paul Bamba, and one contract was given to myself.

“The weight in my contract, I made yesterday so as far as I’m concerned, I’ve done my job. I made weight.

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“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.”

Bamba is the current WBC and WBA Asia champion, with 12 knockouts to his name from 17 fights.

It is over double Fury’s 8-0 record and marks his biggest step up in competition.


https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/20413247/tommy-fury-fight-rolly-lambert-paul-bamba-floyd-mayweathers/