Tyson Fury on Never Defending a Title: “It’s All Very Unimportant”

Published 09/09/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Tyson Fury has made a name for himself in a brief span of time. To date, he remains one of the most attractive heavyweight fighters of all time. Currently, he sits with the WBC throne and alongside that, he’s maintained an undefeated stint that pins him as the only undefeated fighter among top-notch big men of this era.

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However, he’s defended none of his titles despite getting his hands on every belt of the division. This puts a slight dent on the Brit’s decorated resume, but he absolutely doesn’t care about the same.

Recently, ‘The Gypsy King’, in an exclusive interaction with BT Sport Boxing, shed some light on the same, revealing why it isn’t important to him.

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All that stuff like defending belts, it’s all very unimportant. I’m never gonna lose sleep over what somebody thinks about how my boxing career’s gone. I’ve made huge wealth, I’m undefeated and won every belt.” (h/t Michael Benson)

With his colossal heavyweight frame, Fury has also shown some stern mental toughness. He overcame personal troubles and made a triumphant comeback to the sport in 2018.

Also, even though Fury doesn’t boast of a title defense win to his name, he undeniably holds one of the strongest resumes. And talking about talking title defenses, Fury will look to correct that minor missing thing in his resume against Deontay Wilder on October 9.

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Can Tyson Fury cement himself as the GOAT?

The 33-year-old is far from hanging his gloves and his future seems even more promising. That said, if he keeps moving ahead with his current form, there’s undoubtedly no stopping for the British warrior. However, it’ll be intriguing to see how he makes the most out of his boxing appearances.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury during his heavyweight bout against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

The world definitely has its eyes set on Fury and his activities in the big men’s division. A win on October 9 and a win in a potential undisputed fight will see him cement himself as the GOAT. Furthermore, he will have two defenses under his belt.

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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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