WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has shut the door on retirement talks.
Fury was expecting to clash with Oleksandr Usyk on February 17 to crown the first undisputed heavyweight boxing champion in the four-belt era. It was not meant to be this time, as “The Gypsy King” suffered a cut during sparring, forcing him out of the fight. The good news is Fury vs. Usyk has been rescheduled for May 18, and will remain in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of General Authority for Entertainment, has vowed to impose a $10 million fine if either fighter pulls out of the fight without a valid reason.
Many have weighed in on Fury’s motivation to fight, but “The Gyspy King” responded by posting an image of his shredded physique. He certainly looks the part when compared to his frame for the Francis Ngannou fight, and he insists he won’t be retiring anytime soon.
Tyson Fury Scoffs At Retirement, Lays Out Future Game Plan
In a new video posted on his Instagram account, Tyson Fury responded to those who are convinced that he no longer has love for the sweet science and will retire soon. “The Gypsy King” vows to stay put.
“I keep hearing talk of people saying that I should retire or I’m gonna retire soon or whatever,” Fury said. “I ain’t retiring anywhere. I’ve got two fights with Usyk for the undisputed, twice. Then I’m gonna fight AJ at least once, maybe twice if there’s a rematch, if he wants one. And then, I’m gonna fight Ngannou again, and that’s just the start. So, there’s five little fights for ya to whet your appetite with. I ain’t going nowhere. 35-year-old in the prime of my life.”
Back in October 2023, Francis Ngannou nearly pulled off the greatest boxing upset of all time. He even scored a knockdown on Fury en route to a split decision loss. How the fight played out led to the retirement talks heating up among boxing fans and experts.
We’ll see if the outcome of his planned clash with Oleksandr Usyk changes things, but for now, Tyson Fury is all business.