Tyson Fury has completely shut down any ideas of retirement in the near future, as well as giving an indication to have many fights he believes he’s got left.
Speaking to Boxing Social at the launch press conference of Fury vs Chisora 3, he said:
“It’s not going to be the last opportunity for fans to see me [fight], I might be [fighting abroad] next but I’m not retiring. I’m going to have another 20 fights!”
Fury was speaking at the media scrum for his trilogy bout against longtime foe Derek ‘WAR’ Chisora on 3rd December at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The announcement of the fight has received some backlash from fans after hopes that ‘The Gypsy King’ would face Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua next, not Chisora who has lost three of his last four fights and has already lost to Fury twice in the past. This is without mentioning that the contest will be held in an open-top stadium in the middle of the winter.
A much anticipated undisputed fight against Usyk didn’t materialise after the Ukrainian claimed he wouldn’t be ready for December and needed time to recover after defeating Joshua for the second time in Saudi Arabia in August.
Fury then targeted AJ but for whatever reason that fight couldn’t be made either. Another reason why the ‘Del Boy’ matchup has been shunned by fans is because Chisora is managed by AJ’s management company, 258 Management.
Despite being 38 years of age, ‘WAR’ Chisora is coming off a good win over Kubrat Pulev at the O2 Arena in July. It was his first victory for almost three years, and there’s no doubt that he will go into this upcoming fight as a huge underdog.