is Rivas acceptable?June 8th seems to be the date being speculated on and they have apparently submitted Rivas' name for approval.
He is a lot better than Seferi and Pianeta, and nowhere near as good as Wilder.yourself?
Only problem is nobody knows Rivas.He is a lot better than Seferi and Pianeta, and nowhere near as good as Wilder.
As far as being acceptable, it really depends on what you think is going on here.
I said about 3 weeks ago that there is no way Top Rank/ESPN are going to take a big risk with Fury in fight 1 of their 5 fight deal. As soon as Fury signed the deal I put a line through the names Wilder, Joshua and others. Fight 1 will be an exercise in showcasing their new asset at minimum risk.
A few names could be argued. It probably comes down to how whoever gets the other corner is promoted to punters in the lead up to the fight. Rivas hardly looks a bum record and rankings wise.Only problem is nobody knows Rivas.
I thought a Parker type would have been better as a 1st fight. Has a name and 100% doesn't beat Fury.
I'd have put Rivas on his undercard against a half decent name like Andy Ruiz Jr and had a little build to him being the 2nd opponent of his 5 fight deal myself...
Oh no John no. Fury is FAR too big for Hunter. Rivas is not much bigger but I think a more credible opponent. If I was guessing though,I think it will be somebody not as good as either.I would like to see Fury vs Michael Hunter however, I think they probably feel that's too big a risk.