The WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury took to Twitter and dropped a short video grab that has fans excited. Chiefly, ‘The Gypsy King’ can be seen putting in bag work whilst wearing four-ounce UFC gloves. Fury has been teasing a move to boxing, and it seems as though he’s already taking steps towards that direction.
Fury is one of the most popular athletes across sports period. His acclaim has long since moved past just boxing. Fans look to every move he makes and he would make a giant splash should he step inside the UFC’s octagon. Furthermore, the availability of marquee heavyweight boxers is slightly strained, thus making it the right time to transition.
UFC middleweight Darren Till had a few training sessions with the WBC heavyweight champion that took the world by storm when images surfaced. Tyson Fury stands at 6’7’’ and he would still be one of the most athletic heavyweights on the roster. With masterful boxing to boot, the only factor to consider would be to equip himself with a well-rounded grappling arsenal.
Fury made his presence known to the world at large after his defeated Wladimir Klitschko. Following the biggest win of his professional career, things would, unfortunately, spiral out of control. Fury moved on from boxing due to substance and alcohol abuse that halted his rise. However, he managed to clean up his act and has spoken out openly on his personal demons.
Tyson Fury made his return to the sport of boxing in an extremely impactful way when he secured a fight with ex-titlist Deontay Wilder. Their first fight would go to a controversial draw; however, Tyson Fury handily defeated ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in the rematch. What’s more, his dominant win elevated his profile above all his competitors, including Anthony Joshua.
Moving to the octagon would be a massive step for Tyson as several boxers have talked about competing in MMA, however, very few marquee names have actually stepped foot under the bright lights of an MMA cage. There’s no doubt that fans would be chomping at the bit to see how Fury performs in the UFC.
How do you think ‘The Gypsy King’ would fare in the UFC heavyweight division?