There hasn’t been an undisputed heavyweight champion in over 20 years, but defending WBC champion Fury claims he ended his boxing career as one
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Tyson Fury claims he retired from boxing as the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Fury said he was done with the sport after being eliminated Dillian Whyte at Wembley last weekend to defend his WBC heavyweight title. “The Gypsy King” previously held the unified title after defeating Wladimir Kitchsko in 2015, but never became unchallenged in the weight class.
The logical next fight for Fury is against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch Anthony Joshua in July, a fight that would put all the heavyweight belts on the line. But Fury doesn’t care and already seems to see himself as the undisputed champion.
“I was already the undisputed champion,” said Fury talkSPORT. “I’ve won every single belt there is to win. I have nothing left to do, I’m out, fully retired. Done. [Fighting Usyk] never going to happen because I’m retired but let’s just say I’d beat him around the ring. blown up because he’s a middleweight.”
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Fury’s father John described his son’s retirement entitlement as ” Bull**** ‘ before his win over Whyte. Fury Sr feels his son’s words should be taken with a pinch of salt and said after a few months he’ll get the urge to fight again.
There has not been an undisputed heavyweight title fight in over two decades, with Lennox Lewis last holding that honor when he defeated Evander Holyfield in their 1999 rematch. Fury insists he will enjoy doing mundane chores like taking out the bins and school runs now that he’s retired.
“I’m retired so I want to relax with my family and enjoy the rest of my life. Who knows what the future holds but so far I’m just enjoying it and I’ll let my hair grow back I guess,” he continued.
“I have school trips with the kids, I have my garbage trips to the dump, wash cars, cut my hair, shave, vacuum, tidy up. The normal everyday life at home with the children, the family and the wife. Weekends, I look forward to my weekends, I train all week.”
Fury has retired questioned by his wife Paris and sponsors Bob Arum. The WBC champion’s training partner and good friend Joseph Parker has also urged him to continue boxing mirror fight : “I don’t think he should give up, I think he should keep going because he’s at the top of his game and nobody can beat him.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/tyson-fury-usyk-joshua-fight-26828963 Tyson Fury considers himself 'unchallenged' without facing Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk