Promoter: Tyson Fury Might Retire After Fighting Anthony Joshua

Published 02/13/2021, 3:30 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Tyson Fury of England reacts during a press conference ahead of his heavyweight match against Tom Schwarz at BT Sport Studios on May 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will reportedly collide against each other in the biggest heavyweight title unification showdown of the era. It’s the fight that the boxing community has demanded for a long time, and they can finally see it happen this year.

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But where do the heavyweight champions go after the fight? While there are several doors open for them, Matchroom kingpin, Eddie Hearn, predicts to see a retirement call from Tyson Fury.

Aged 32, Fury has claimed it all in the sport. He has all touched the heavyweight titles and is still undefeated with a record of 30 wins and one draw. A fight against Anthony Joshua could be his final challenge. And if he wins, he would have cemented himself as the best.

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Speaking with Express Sport, the Matchroom director said, “Once you win those two fights, do you want to fight [Oleksandr] Usyk, do you want to fight Joe Joyce? You’ve got to really, they’re the contenders. This is everything. It doesn’t get any bigger than this. Fury might retire after two fights.”

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However, he didn’t predict the same for unified titleholder Anthony Joshua and envisioned that his top-prodigy would fight for five more years before calling it a day.

Hearn continued, “AJ is looking at five years. This will just be part of his legacy.”

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- What’s in the line?

The heavyweight blockbuster will see all the world titles go on the line, with the winner becoming undisputed. Tyson Fury holds the WBC belt; Joshua has the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO straps. That said, Fury’s unbeaten professional record will also be at stake.

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Irrespective of all the stats and hype, the matchup is still alluring for several more reasons. Both Joshua and Fury are prime Brit heavyweights who have staged unparalleled dominance in their rise to glory.

So, it’s the right time to see them go against each other. Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum, has already billed it as the biggest heavyweight title fight since Ali vs Frazier in 1971. So there’s a lot in the store for both the champions.

Do you see Fury retiring and Joshua boxing for another five years?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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