SHOCKING: Tyson Fury Says He Will Never Fight in the UK Again

Published 03/12/2021, 7:00 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is one of the most debatable fighters on the planet. Over the past few years, the ‘Gypsy King’ has branded himself as a prominent name in the big men’s division. Moreover, he showcased one of the greatest comebacks of boxing in his first fight against Deontay Wilder.

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Ever since then, he never looked back. In fact, he dethroned the ‘Bronze Bomber’ last year to cement his spot as a champion.

A major chunk of Fury’s fights have been in the UK, but his past few fights got staged in the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas. The Brit has a massive fan following in and around America, and all these fights saw a colossal in-stadium attendance coupled with the PPV buys.

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Recently, Fury interacted with iFL TV. Here he shed some light on why he doesn’t wish to fight in the UK again.

He said, “No. I won’t have a box here again.”

“A superstar of world boxing ain’t gonna box in a small show, It’s got to be in the capital of entertainment in a world. My own setting. I was in Vegas for the last three fights. The last four fights have been California Staples Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, T Mobile arena, MGM. So they’ve all been over there.”

“So I intend to stay there and end me career over there.”

Tyson Fury accrued exuberant paychecks while fighting in the USA. Furthermore, considering the response he received from his American fanbase than that of the British fans, Fury is supremely keen on finishing his career across the pond.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight to happen in the USA?

Fury is gearing up for the biggest fight of his life against Anthony Joshua. The pair will collide for the undisputed heavyweight title by mid-2021. Both their promotions have worked well together until now, and this bout has made some serious progress outside the ring.

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However, considering the global pandemic, a suitable location for this fight is yet to be finalized.

But a couple of months back, Tyson Fury’s USA promoter, Bob Arum, rubbed off speculations pertaining to this fight happening in America. He believes Joshua doesn’t have a considerable fanbase there and that might overall affect the fight purse for both parties.

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That said, this fight might take place in a distinct part of the world so that both the pugilists bag a substantial purse on fight night. And given ‘The Gypsy King’s words, Britain may not play host to the same.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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