Tyson Fury has been told by his former opponent Otto Wallin that he should rematch him after confirming he won't be fighting Deontay Wilder next.
The "Bronze Bomber" had triggered his rematch clause with Fury following the one sided defeat in February and was expected to face him in a third bout later this year.
However, because of Covid, negotiations stalled with Wilder's rematch clause expiring.
Fury is now back in training alongside Sugar Hill Steward, who is currently living in his Morecambe home. Promoter Bob Arum has revealed a five-man shortlist for Fury with Agit Kabayel, Michael Hunter, Efe Ajagba, Oscar Rivas and Charles Martin all in the running for a shot at Fury's WBC, Ring Magazine and lineal titles.
Wallin has dismissed the shortlist and has called for Fury to deliver him a rematch before the close of 2020.
"I deserve a rematch based on my performance against Fury last year," said Wallin, who had fought just one round in 18 months when he staged his near upset.
"I did much better against Fury than Wilder did, better than anybody who has faced Fury and I'm ready to take Wilder's place. I've been working very hard since last year and I believe I've improved with the experience from fighting Fury and with all the work I've put in since that fight."
Wallin gave Fury one of the toughest fights of his career on Mexican Independence Weekend in 2019 with the latter suffering a deep cut above his eye in the third round. The Briton would earn a unanimous decision victory but required 47 stitches after the fight.
The fight ended the working relationship of Fury and Ben Davison although the pair remain good friends and have not ruled out a reunion in the ring.