Tyson Fury Given Until Friday To Choose Between Retirement And Boxing
Tyson Fury must choose: boxing or retirement.
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced that the sanctioning body has been given a deadline of Friday, August 26 to confirm whether or not he’s coming out of “retirement.”
“We confirmed that we’re giving Tyson Fury and his team until this Friday, the 26th, to receive written confirmation,” Sulaiman told Secondsout.
“Instead of speculating, we’re going to wait for the time that we all agreed, and we’ll see.
“… So, we’re going to wait until Friday, and the next thing is next. As a matter of mandatory’s, Tyson just fought his mandatory, so he’s free to do whatever he would like to do for a while. In case he remains as a champion, he has many options. If it’s a different scenario, we will address it then.”
Fury has been flirting with retirement ever since defeating mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte this past April.
Leading up to the bout, Fury had told reporters that it was going to be his last professional fight in the ring – but not many believed him.
Fury, instead, talked about an appearance against UFC’s heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in what would be a crossover bout. Ngannou even appeared ringside after Fury’s win over Whyte.
Earlier this month, Fury said he was coming out of retirement for another fight against Derek Chisora, but that’s already reportedly fallen apart.
But now, since Oleksandr Usyk successfully retained his WBO, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua, the WBC seems to be looking for answers from the Gypsy King.
Fury reacted on social media to Usyk’s win and said he would “annihilate” him.
His decision – as of now – still remains unclear.