Tyson Fury’s Retirement Question Finally Answered: Is He Done?

Published 10/26/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
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


With his empathic win over Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury cemented his spot as the best heavyweight of this generation. He extended his undefeated run into its thirteenth year. Ideally, it’s not possible for heavyweights to stay on top by retaining their undefeated stints for so long. However, ‘The Gypsy King’ has shown the world that he’s a different fighter all together.

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Ever since Fury secured a win against Wilder in their trilogy, there’s massive news surfacing over the internet regarding the Brit’s retirement. However, neither ‘The Gypsy King’ nor anyone from his team has validated the same.

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Recently, Fury’s US promoter, Bob Arum, addressed this situation while he was in a chat with Blue Blood Sports TV. The Top Rank boss dismissed suggestions pertaining to Fury’s retirement. Moreover, he even asserted about Fury’s return to the ring by March 2022 in the UK.

Arum even named two potential opponents for the WBC heavyweight champ- Dillian Whyte and Joe Joyce.

His win wasn’t a fluke that fans should even ask such a question. ‘The Gypsy King’ overcame adversity as Wilder dropped him twice in the fight. He bounced back, dominated, and had the last laugh in this fight. That said, the champ is now in the most ideal spot, and he can test his prowess against any given challenger.

Joe Joyce or Dillian Whyte? Who could get his hands on Tyson Fury?

Joe Joyce and ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte rank among the top heavyweights of this era, but in between the two Brits, Dillian Whyte has a fine edge over ‘Juggernaut’.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Dillian Whyte celebrates his sixth round knockout victory over Lucas Browne during their WBC Silver Heavyweight Championship at The O2 Arena on March 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Whyte, the WBC interim heavyweight titleholder, has done enough to get his shot towards the glory.

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Given his status as the WBC mandatory, Dillian Whyte has a great opportunity in hand to face the mighty Fury by early 2022. It will be intriguing to see if this fight actually comes to life. Could Otto Wallin play a part by claiming the match that he was promised this year?

What do you make of Arum’s above statements?

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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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