Frank Warren Says Tyson Fury May Retire Following Failed Negotiations with Usyk
Boxing fans are still dealing with the news of the undisputed heavyweight showdown between unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13KO) and WBC champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (33-0-1, 24KO) being called off. The Gypsy King’s promoter, Frank Warren, is unclear on what is next for the WBC champion.
The straw that broke the camel’s back in negotiations was the percentage split for a possible rematch giving the winner a bigger piece of the pie. Uysk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk, is holding out hopes of the fight possibly taking place at the end of the year.
Now, boxing fans want to know what’s the next move for both fighters. Usyk undoubtedly will have to deal with the WBA Regular champion Daniel Dubois. The sanctioning body issued a deadline of April 1 for the teams to get a deal in place before ordering negotiations to fight Dubois.
WARREN IS NOT SURE WHAT FURY WILL DO NEXT
It is safe to assume Team Usyk will begin to move in that direction, leaving Fury without a dance partner. During an interview with Seconds Out, Warren said he is unsure what is next for The Gypsy King. He even hinted that retirement could be an option.
“Tyson is a bit peeved off because obviously he’s been in training constantly. He’s got his trainer in, and everything is too raw at the moment. We’ll work it out, and listen, he may retire. I don’t know what he wants to do. He will do whatever he wants to do.”
The one thing that is certain is Fury is unpredictable. This author can recall the drama of him retiring only to un-retire for undisputed in 2022. Boxing fans can only wait to see how things play out, as this is a huge disappointment and another black eye on the sport.