Tyson and Tommy Fury’s training partner eyes Joshua Buatsi and Anthony Yarde but admits Canelo fight is ‘lottery ticket’
TYSON and Tommy Fury’s training partner Ahmed Elbiali is ready to make a splash with British fans by eyeing Joshua Buatsi and Anthony Yarde.
Light-heavyweight Elbiali spent the best part of a month with WBC champion Tyson and 2019 Love Island star Tommy in America.
The Egyptian-American is just another contender patiently waiting around the 168-175lb mark for Mexican legend Canelo.
But having linked up with two of Britain’s biggest stars in the Fury brothers, Elbiali wants to make his name more familiar across the pond.
He has opened the door to fighting Londoners Buatsi, 28, and Yarde, 29, as well as British and Commonwealth title holder Lyndon Arthur, 30.
Elbiali, 30, told SunSport: “I’m about 175 walking around everyday, so I’m at the light-heavyweight limit without cutting weight.
“At light-heavy you’ve got Yarde, Buatsi, Lyndon Arhtur. I’d like to fight Buatsi, that would be a really good fight.”
Elbiali, who has sparred Tommy, 21, and YouTuber Jake Paul, 24, is 20-1 with his only defeat coming to WBA ‘Regular’ champ Jean Pascal, 38.
He has recently left mysterious boxing mogul Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions stable and has not fought since December 2019.
But Elbiali is ready to step down to the super-middleweight limit if needed, where Canelo currently reigns as the unified king.
But Caleb Plant, 28, who has the IBF belt and is in talks to fight Alvarez, and David Benavidez, 24, are also on his radar.
Elbiali said: “They want me to go to super-middleweight right now.
“I don’t mind staying at light-heavy or going down to super-middle. I would love Caleb Plant, David Benevidez.
“Right now, Canelo is a lottery ticket, I understand that, with Canelo it’s a lottery ticket until his vacates those titles.
“I do see him vacating the titles soon too, as once you win them, they always get split up to give the other fighters opportunities.”