Tyson Fury Reacts After Getting Called Out: “I’m the Only Person Who…”

Published 06/18/2022, 7:56 PM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Press Conference – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – March 1, 2022 Tyson Fury during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

It is almost two months since Tyson Fury retired from professional boxing. His last fight was against his fellow training partner and former WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte. Bereft of controversies, Fury retired undefeated, healthy, and with enough in his bank. Therefore, to a degree, it made some sense when he announced his retirement from the sport. However, fans and boxing experts do not seem entirely convinced, and they are still skeptical about Fury’s current stance.

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To add weight to this, Paris Fury, wife of ‘The Gypsy King’ herself, believed there to be unfinished business. In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Fury, on being told that there were only a few who were buying his retirement statement, said this:

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“I think I’m the only person who actually believes in what I’m saying. A lot of people are saying, ‘Oh, Tyson Fury doesn’t know when he’s telling the truth himself’.” 

“The future will tell if I’m telling the truth or not,” he added.

Well, fans will have to wait to see whether Fury remains truthful to his words.

What could bring Tyson Fury back to boxing?

Tyson Fury is adamant, and to strengthen his own statement, lately, he has even demanded a half-a-billion to return to the sport. Irrespective of what others think, Fury advocates to firmly believe in what he says to the world.

But, jokes apart, is there still one fight that could bring ‘The Gypsy King’ back to boxing? Many opine that the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 could possibly bring that one unresistible fight.

Usyk or Joshua, who should be a better fight for Fury?

To begin with, here is a comparative look at Usyk and Joshua’s respective resumes. As opposed to Fury, Joshua has 26 professional fights. His numbers are 24-2-0. ‘AJ’ is 32, two years younger than Fury, and 22 of his wins come by a way of a knockout. In addition, he stands 6’6″ tall and has a reach of 82″.

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Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

On the other hand, Usyk is 35; he is almost two years older than Tyson. So far, he has had 19 professional fights in boxing. Still unbeaten, his numbers are 19-0-0. He stands 6’3″ with a reach of 78″. 13 of his victories have arrived with a knockout.

Given the details, it seems both are equally able to square off with ‘The Gypsy King’. However, whether Fury will fight, only time will tell.

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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