Is Tyson Fury retiring from boxing? Here’s what we know

Tyson Luke Fury, a British professional boxer, born on August 12, 1988, in Manchester, England, has countered rumours of his retirement from boxing.

The World Boxing Council heavyweight title winner put an end to the speculations by outlining a strategic plan that involves facing his British rival, Anthony Joshua.

The doubts surrounding the seriousness of Fury’s eye injury, which resulted in the postponement of his fight against Oleksandr Usyk until May 18, had fueled speculation about his potential retirement from boxing.

Fury had on multiple occasions toyed with the idea of retiring throughout his professional career.

I am not retiring

The 35-year-old has reaffirmed his determination to take on Usyk in Riyadh.
In that battle, all four major world titles will be up for grabs.

Fury envisions a rematch with the Ukrainian in another highly anticipated world heavyweight title fight.

This will be followed by one or possibly two bouts against Joshua and, ultimately, a return clash with Francis Ngannou.

Fury via an Instagram post wrote, “I keep hearing talk of people saying I should retire or I’m going to retire soon or whatever.”

“I ain’t retiring – I’ve got two fights with Usyk for the undisputed, twice.”

Fury’s line up

Tyson Fury taunted Oleksandr Usyk in a statement addressed to his supporters.

He revealed that their highly anticipated bout for the undisputed title has been rescheduled for May 18th.

“Then I’m going to fight AJ at least once, maybe twice, if there’s a rematch – if he wants one after the first battering I give him. Then I’m going to fight Ngannou again.

“That’s just the start. There are five fights for you to whet your appetite. I ain’t going nowhere; I’m 35 years old and in the prime of my life,” Fury reiterated.

In his most recent match in October, Fury (34-0-1, 24KOs) experienced a knockdown but managed to secure a controversial split-points victory over Ngannou.
The fight happened to be Ngannou’s professional boxing debut.

However, weeks before his highly anticipated fight against Usyk, Fury had to withdraw due to a cut above his right eye that he sustained during sparring. The injury required significant stitching.

Nevertheless, the organizers have efficiently rescheduled the bout between WBC champion Fury and WBA, IBF, and WBO titlist Usyk.
This fight will determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the four-belt era.


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