John Fury, the father of WBC champion, Tyson, has commented on rumours that his son might be thinking about retirement.
Fury looked set to take on the Oleksandr Usyk in April after the Ukrainian, to the surprise of many, accepted a take it or leave it 30% offer. When the split was agreed it looked like the first four belt king of the heavyweight division would be crowned.
However, disagreements over rematch financials scuppered the deal and Uysk’s team officially pulled out of negotiations.
Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, hinted that retirement was a possibility for his fighter after the collapse of the undisputed fight.
On the fall out, John said it was the fans he feels sorry for.
“At the end of the day you’ve got to take it on the chin, if it’s meant to be it would have happened. Keep training, keep doing your thing and something will come up.
At the end of the day a golden opportunity has been missed and I feel sorry for the fans.”
On potential retirement for his son, John told The Metro that he’s adamant we’ll see Tyson in the ring for many more years to come.
“When you are gearing up for the undisputed heavyweight title fight only to be let down at the 11th hour and the nation is blaming you, I just think he’s blown a fuse with it.
So we will have a little quiet holiday and see which way the wind blows.
As far as retirement goes, what has he got if hasn’t got boxing? Boxing is his life. I always say Tyson will still be boxing when he is 40. It’s a blip, we will get over it, and when we get our heads right we will make a decision.”
For now fans can only speculate what Tyson might do next, with a blockbuster clash against Anthony Joshua once again gaining momentum.