After his emphatic KO victory over Dillian Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury told everyone that his boxing days were over. He went on to reiterate this stance several times, including during an interview with Piers Morgan.
For all the assurances from Fury there aren’t too many inside of boxing that believe he won’t lace up the gloves again, including his own US promoter Bob Arum, who said:
“I expect Tyson Fury back in the ring before the end of the year.”
Without doubt the biggest fight for his comeback would see the ‘Gypsy King’ take on the winner of Usyk-Joshua 2 for a shot at becoming the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Although fans would much rather Fury comes out of retirement to defend his WBC strap, could a return to the ring in a different sport be on the cards?
Back in March Tyson himself stated that he intended to return to WWE and now a new exclusive report from GiveMeSport has claimed that he is in talks regarding a potential comeback this summer.
The article does state that nothing has been finalised and there are no concrete plans but that discussions are underway, adding that it’s unclear as to whether the heavyweight champ would be wrestling or just making an in-ring appearance.
If the reports are true then his return to WWE would coincide with ‘Clash at the Castle’ in Wales this September – the first major WWE stadium event in the UK since SummerSlam in 1992.
Fury made his first WWE appearance back in October 2019 where we confronted Braun Strowman during an episode of SmackDown while he was watching as a ‘fan’.
He would eventually go on to face Strowman at ‘Crown Jewel’ in Saudi Arabia where Fury won the match by knockout.