Tyson Fury sees no end to his dominance
WBC World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has never been one to hold his tongue when talking about himself, his accomplishments, or his contemporaries in the heavyweight division.
Still basking in the glow from his 7th round TKO rematch win over Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) to claim WBC World Heavyweight title on February 22, the 31-year-old is letting it be known he’s here for the long haul and plans to dominate during an exclusive interview with Sky Sports. As the British big man explained, no active heavyweight has achieved more.
“I’ve won every single belt in boxing. From the English title to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world. All done, all finished. Considered the best, done. If I don’t box again, I’m happy.
“But if I do box again, then I continue to box. If we get passed this thing, which hopefully we will, then we’re going to keep boxing and just keep taking on contenders.
“Klitschko did it until he was 40. A lot of the great champions are continuing and continuing. I ain’t boxing for money, I ain’t boxing for fame, I ain’t boxing for a belt. I’m boxing because it keeps me mentally happy and I like to do it.
“Nothing to prove to anybody. Not one thing to prove at all, but I box now because I love boxing and I’ve been doing it all my life. Why walk away when I’m still only young.”
After defeating Wladimir Klitschko to win the IBF/WBO/WBA “Super” World Heavyweight title November 2015, Fury’s life went into a tailspin. Beset by his demons, alcohol, and drug abuse, he didn’t fight for 2 ½ years.
So for all of the success in the ring, Fury insists overcoming and dealing with issues of his mental health and his demons outside of the ring has been his greatest accomplishment.
THE NEXT CONQUEST
Up next for Fury is the third fight with Wilder. Despite dominating Wilder last time out, the big man from Manchester, England still carries a chip on his shoulder.
“They wrote me off because I had to fight the biggest puncher in the history of boxing after only two, petty comeback fights, but that didn’t keep me down.
“Then they wrote me off because Wilder was going to be better the second time around, and then they wrote me off because they said they didn’t believe in what I was going to do, I’m a feather-duster puncher, I can’t crack an egg and I’m useless.
“But here I am today, a stand-alone heavyweight, a leading superstar in boxing. I’m still fat, still ugly, still bald, still a big man, and I’m still unstoppable.”
With his mind clear and at a good place, both in his personal and professional life, the fighter known as “The Gypsy King” seems to be more motivated than ever, and that could spell trouble for the heavyweight division moving forward.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.