Tyson Fury Hints at Retirement From Boxing: ‘I Don’t Know if I Need to Fight Any More’

Published 10/14/2021, 2:36 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury is given the count REUTERS/Steve Marcus


On October 9, Tyson Fury put on his career-best performance. Right from the start, the Brit went all out against his American rival and he did everything in his favor to keep Wilder on the back foot. However, the Alabama native had his moments in the fight, and he took Fury into deep waters.

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After going through adversity, ‘The Gypsy King’ made a roaring comeback and secured a KO win. Following his win, fans have been eager to see what’s next for him. Recently, Fury, in a chat with Telegraph Sport, shed some light on his boxing future.

He said, “I’ve got one fight left on my contract with Top Rank and ESPN and we’ll see what that is. But I’m not thinking about boxing right now. I don’t know if I need to fight any more. I don’t know what the future holds.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Wilder was one scary opponent for ‘The Gypsy King’. However, Fury got past his scariest opponent twice. But apart from ‘The Bronze Bomber’, one opponent that fans desperately want Fury to face is his compatriot, Anthony Joshua.

A few days back, Joshua lost a high-voltage title fight to Oleksandr Usyk. With this loss, ‘AJ’s plans for an undisputed title fight against ‘The Gypsy King’ fell through.

What should Tyson Fury do next?

Fury is undoubtedly on his path to glory, but in order to cement himself as ultimate heavyweight great, he’ll have to lock horns with at least two elites in Joshua and Usyk.

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Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus

That said, his above statement may come as a genuine shock for hardcore boxing fans because they’re desperate to see the WBC champ battle even more skilled opponents.

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Fury should reconsider his thought and look to fight Joshua and ‘The Cat’, as these fights will help him determine whether he’s a true icon of the division or not.

It will be interesting to see what he comes up with regards to his boxing future.

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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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