Tyson Fury given deadline to decide boxing future after Dillian Whyte KO
Fury has been told he will have just a few weeks to decide whether to vacate his WBC title and retire from the sport after beating Whyte at Wembley to retain his belt
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Tyson Fury will be given several weeks to decide if he wants to vacate his heavyweight title and retire after retiring from the sport Dillian Whyte.
The “Gypsy King” scored a one stop win over Whyte at Wembley last weekend before announced his retirement plans in the ring. Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title and could face the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk for all four belts later this year.
Fury is being asked to decide whether to vacate the belt or keep his title and wait for the winner of Joshua’s second meeting with Usyk. However, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman will give Fury time to think about his future.
Fury is only 33 years old and still in the prime of his career and would likely go into any undisputed fight as a favorite regardless of opponent. Nor would he be forced to face a new mandatory challenge for the belt if he decides to return to the ring after completing his final test against Whyte.
Despite the possibility of a lucrative mega-fight on the horizon, Fury has claimed his time in the sport is up and he will not return to the ring even if domestic rival Joshua secures his revenge. Speaking of Piers Morgan uncensored on TalkTVFury said: “That’s the truth, the truth of the gospel, nothing but the truth – I’m done. Every good dog has his day. As a great Roman leader said, there will always be someone to fight.
“When is enough enough? I’m happy, I’m healthy, I still have my mind, I can still talk. I have a beautiful wife, I have six children. I have tons of belts, I have a lot of money. I have success, fame, fame. What else am I doing it for? Boxing is a very dangerous sport, you can be killed in one hit, as we saw on Saturday night.
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“It only takes one unfortunate hit and you might not get off the screen. I stop while I’m in front. I am undefeated, only the second man in history to retire as an undefeated heavyweight champion.”
Despite the announcement of his retirement, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren and sparring partner Joseph Parker are apparently against his plans to hang up his gloves. Fury is yet to be defeated in the ring and could further cement his legacy by becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
Fury’s father John believes his son will definitely jump at the possibility of an undisputed fight. “I hope he (Joshua) beats Usyk, I really do, I cheer for him,” Fury Sr said talkSPORT. I would be sick if Usyk won. Nothing against Usyk, he’s a great guy but my heart goes out to the Watford man. If AJ can win, wild horses couldn’t keep Tyson retired.”
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