What’s Next For Tyson Fury After Defeating Dillian Whyte; Retirement, Anthony Joshua Fight, or WWE?

Published 04/24/2022, 5:41 AM EDT

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The reigning WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, showcased a stellar performance against Dillian Whyte at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday. In victory, ‘The Gypsy King’ cemented his throne on the high pedestal of the reigning behemoths.

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Following a grand entry, Tyson Fury began slowly in the first few rounds. However, things took a drastic turn when Fury shifted on the offensive. Whyte, once again, became a victim of his oldest foe, the uppercut.

Fury’s uppercut knocked out Whyte in the sixth round. Consequently, ‘The Gypsy King’ secured a thumping victory by TKO.

But, there is one question that’s prodding the minds of boxing fans. What’s next for the legendary boxer?

Tyson Fury wants to retire

Tyson Fury had hinted at retiring after knocking out Dillian Whyte. The champ is steadfast about making this fight his last one.

Fury was in conversation with the ESPN author, Mark Kreigel. Talking about his plans to retire, he said, “After this fight, I’m walking away.”

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He further emphasized the seriousness of his decision. Fury added, “I can live without boxing. I always said, When I walk away. I’ll never come back. Never.” 

Even after the fight, Fury was sure to stick to his decision. In the post-fight interview, he said, “You know I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the Wilder three fight that would be it and I meant it. It was a great trilogy but I meant that.” 

He also mentioned that he took up the Whyte fight because he felt he owes it to the fans and to the people of the UK. He ended by saying that it is the final curtain for ‘The Gypsy King’.

Fury vs Anthony Joshua

However, Fury’s wife, Paris Fury, had a revelation that got fans intrigued about a possible comeback for the champ.

Paris Fury was talking in an interview with the Boxing UK.

In conversation, she revealed that a fight with Anthony Joshua might entice the champ to make a comeback from retirement. She mentioned, “I’d love it to be his last one. I personally, honestly, think if the AJ’s [Anthony Joshua] might come along, I think he’ll take it. I know he couldn’t resist, but I think the truth of it is he knows it probably won’t. So think, this might be his last fight.”

Fury vs Drew McIntyre

There has been a long-drawn speculation of a potential fight between Fury and former WWE champion, Drew McIntyre.

Recently, McIntyre, in an interview with ‘The Big Issue’, mentioned that Fury was stalking him. He said, “Tyson Fury is stalking me. It’s the most bizarre sentence. I’d wake up every day and I’ve got another message on social media.”

In retaliation, Fury made a video responding to McIntyre. He hilariously refers to McIntyre as his ‘long-haired boyfriend’ who can’t stop thinking about him.

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Fury even challenged Drew by saying, “If you want to come and fight about it. Or if you want to come and talk about a fight. Hit me up baby, any time.”

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In fact, McIntyre is confident that the duo would have a match sometime. He spoke about the idea, saying, “I know we could do some fun business together. Probably some kind of Battle of Britain would be the theme.”

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Only time will tell about what the future holds for the champ. However, a bout with Anthony Joshua sure seems like a worthy chariot for the return of ‘The Gypsy King’.

What do you think Fury should do next? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.
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