Tyson Fury has dismissed talk of retirement after postponing his undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
‘The Gypsy King’ can no longer make the February 17 date after suffering a cut in sparring just two weeks out. With the delay, many pundits and fans have questioned whether or not he ever fights again.
The WBC Champion has now directly responded, saying he has a two-fight deal with Usyk and plans to face Anthony Joshua and rematch Francis Ngannou before hanging up the gloves.
“I’m hearing talk of people saying that I should retire or I’m gonna retire soon, or whatever. I ain’t retiring anywhere. I’ve got two fights with Usyk, for the undisputed twice. Then I’m gonna fight AJ at least once. maybe twice if there’s a rematch, if he wants one after the first battering I give him. And then I’m gonna fight Ngannou again. And that’s just to start. So there’s five little fights for you to whet your appetite with. I ain’t going nowhere. Nowhere. I’m 35 year old in the prime of my life.”
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Fury-Joshua has been sought after, particularly by British fans, for some time now, and there is always a danger that it goes begging when one man retires. With Fury’s eagerness now on record, and Joshua saying similar recently, things look up.
Ngannou, fighting in his first professional boxing contest, took Fury the ten-round distance and lost on a split-decision. He has called for a rematch ever since, and has made it clear he wants it to happen after he himself faces ‘AJ’ on March 8.