Tyson Fury “Will Fight the Winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua II, and He’ll Fight Francis Ngannou”: Bob Arum

Published 06/18/2022, 2:31 AM EDT
Tyson Fury (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Boxing world is pulsing with a series of events occupying its ever-busy, resolute, and forever marching heart. While on one hand, Anthony Joshua prepares for yet another dance with Oleksandr Usyk; experts and fans, on the other, are keen to know how long Tyson Fury stands true to his words and stays retired. After a wait of almost nine months, Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua II is now official. However, the most asked question of this hour is when and for whom will Tyson Fury announce his return?

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Recently, Fight Hub TV interviewed boxing promoter and the founder-cum-CEO of Top Rank Bob Arum. They asked Arum if he thought Fury would come back for a multi-fight or to unify the titles. In response, Arum said,

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“With a guy like Tyson, you take it one step at a time. So I’m optimistic – without discussing it with him – that sometime down the road he’ll fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua II, and he’ll fight Francis Ngannou.”

Why should Tyson Fury fight the winner of Usyk vs. Joshua or Francis Ngannou?

Tyson Fury retired while still on the top and arguably as one of the best seen in heavyweight boxing. To argue the case as reasonably as possible on why ‘The Gypsy King’ should come back, we can look at his achievements in boxing.

Oct 9, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Tyson Fury celebrates after knocking out Deontay Wilder (not pictured) during their WBC/Lineal heavyweight championship boxing match at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Tyson Fury is a two-time world heavyweight champion. He has held the WBC and The Ring Magazine titles since his victory over Deontay Wilder in  2020. Prior to that, in 2015, having defeated Wladimir Klitschko, Fury had unified the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring titles. An astounding figure of ninety-four thousand people watched Fury’s last bout in Wembley. According to sources, ‘The Gypsy King’ made $33.6million in total from that Whyte fight.

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From the above stats, it is clear that Fury has no reason to fight another match. However, looking at his age, there are still a few more years of boxing left in him. Fury is 33 and retired whereas Joshua and Usyk are respectively 32 and 35 and still fighting. Similarly, Ngannou is of the same age as Usyk and he is the current UFC heavyweight champion.

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Although a Tyson Fury vs. any of these guys would definitely sell, Fury is way too careful about hampering his so-far perfect record.

Do you think that it will be too generous of Fury to come back just for the sake of the promoters and his fans? Let us know in the comments.

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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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