Tyson Fury is hinting at not fighting again after a career-defining victory
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (31-0-1, 22ko) is riding the highest wave of confidence and enjoying the spoils of war. The charismatic champion is hinting at possibly walking away from the sport yet again. The boxing community continues to call his eleventh-round trilogy knockout over former champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder one of the greatest fights in heavyweight history. Moreover, Fury’s status as the best heavyweight of this era is stamped with the seal of approval by boxing enthusiasts.
Fans are wondering what is next for the WBC champion. Or a better question, who is next? The forever-number-one contender Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte has been waiting for his shot. Otto Wallin wants to avenge his 2019 loss to Fury, provided he beats Whyte in their upcoming fight.
Of course, fans will demand to see the winner of the unified champion Oleksandr Usyk and former champion Anthony Joshua rematch fight for undisputed. With so many options on the table, the future looks promising for Fury, or does it?
WILL FURY KEEP FIGHTING
In an interview with a U.K. based newspaper called The Telegraph, The Gypsy King is not even sure if he wants to fight anymore.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve got one fight left on my contract with Top Rank and ESPN, and we’ll see what that is. But, I’m not thinking about boxing right now, I don’t know how many fights I’ve got left. I don’t know if I need to fight anymore. I don’t know what the future holds.”
Furthermore, one must ask, is he serious or just clowning around? It is hard to tell sometimes with the Gypsy King. Especially considering he has walked away once after scoring a huge victory over then unified champion Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015. Fury would be away from the sport for three years before returning to the ring. This author would like to point out that, by his own admission, the WBC champion has said boxing is what brought him out of mental depression during that three-year hiatus.
In fairness, he has reached the pinnacle of the sport twice and has finally received the hero’s welcome that never came with beating Klitschko. However, he is at the top of his game, having the most fun of his life, and looks unbeatable. It is hard to believe Tyson Fury walks away at this point.
With one fight left on his contract, it is safe to believe both Bob Arum and Frank Warren are writing up a big-money contract extension with an announcement coming soon.
By: Garrisson Bland