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WBC President Reveals What Went Wrong for ‘Victim’ Tyson Fury

Published 06/07/2023, 11:03 PM EDT

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Tyson Fury is yet to return to the ring since his fight against Derek Chisora last year. As per updates, ‘The Gypsy King’ is eager to make a comeback and likewise is looking for a worthy opponent. While Fury is open to fighting, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman recently declared that nobody wants to face the 34-year-old. This situation has led Sulaiman to call Fury a victim.

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However, Sulaiman informed that they wanted Fury back in the ring as soon as possible. Likewise, he spoke about offering ‘The Gypsy King’ a mandatory contest. Despite being the current WBC heavyweight champion, Fury, who can’t sit around till December, is lacking an opponent. Here is what Sulaiman had to say about Fury being a victim.

In an “abused situation,” WBC President explains why nobody wants to fight Tyson Fury


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According to WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, Tyson Fury is struggling to find his next opponent since boxers have abused the situation and overpriced themselves. Although Fury is open to fighting everyone, in Sulaiman’s words, “Nobody wants to fight Fury.” Even if someone agrees to face ‘The Gypsy King,’ they either “want specific conditions” or demand a huge amount of money which “is not there.” As a result, Sulaiman has called Fury “a victim of what the world is today.”

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Now, nobody wants to fight him – they say they will fight him but only for X amount of money, which is impossible because that money is not there. Or they want specific conditions or whatever,” Sulaiman said. “They have abused [the situation] and over-priced [themselves],” he added. In this connection, Sulaiman mentioned how strongly everyone felt Fury would lock horns with Oleksandr Usyk in March. Despite being “confident,” the bout, unfortunately, has not happened. Likewise, Sulaiman mentioned the Deontay Wilder vs. Andy Ruiz eliminator” bout which the WBC ordered seven months ago.


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In fact, the WBC president assured they would address what is happening with Wilder and Ruiz, and order Tyson Fury “a mandatory” bout. “Fury needs to get into the ring so we are going to address what is happening with Wilder and Ruiz. If they are not going to fight a final eliminator then we have to go and find something and order a mandatory for Tyson Fury,” Sulaiman concluded.

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Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.