Tyson Fury IS BACK!! Decide to Retain The Green and Gold Belt
FightersTalkTV.com – The WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has decided to stay in boxing and continue his career. That is mean the ‘Gipsy King’ ready for the next fight and retain his green and gold belt. Fury has instructed his promoters to inform the WBC that he intends to continue fighting, Sky Sport reported.
Fury, 34, had floated the prospect of retiring and the WBC had given him until Friday August 26 to confirm whether or not he would retain its belt. But the WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman had extended Fury’s deadline to next Friday, September 2, due to the news that Fury’s cousin was stabbed to death earlier this week.
Sulaiman tweeted: “The @WBCBoxing acknowledging the tragedy which happened in the Fury family and in respect of their grief has decided to extend one week until Friday September 2 the official decision of @Tyson_Fury regarding his status as heavyweight.”
The news is expexted by many, that an undisputed championship fight with Oleksandr Usyk, the recent conqueror of Anthony Joshua, is still firmly in Fury’s sights. After his last bout Usyk went as far to declare that the only contest he was interested in now was Fury.
Fury continued to leave the door open when Oleksandr Usyk won in his rematch against Anthony Joshua, retaining the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. Fury posted a video on social media saying that he would “annihilate” Usyk.
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Usyk’s promoter, Alex Krassyuk has already told Sky Sports the Tyson Fury fight is “in the making”. Fury’s decision to retain the WBC belt is another step towards that showdown.
“Both fighters want it,” Frank Warren, Fury’s co-promoter has said.
“I’m confident we can make it happen and crown Tyson Fury as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. It will be the biggest heavyweight fight in my time in boxing.”
Sulaiman is also praised Fury and hopes the fight goes ahead.
“Tyson Fury is the WBC champion of the world, he’s not holding the ‘other belt’, he’s holding the WBC Championship which is the Championship of Muhammed Ali, George Foreman, Frazier, Tyson, Lennox Lewis etc,” Sulaiman told Sky Sports.
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“I’m very proud of Tyson Fury, he’s a tremendous fighter and I am sure he wishes to continue boxing and a fight to unify all the championships in the division would be tremendous. We have given Tyson Fury the time to evaluate and be ready to make a proper decision and have until this Friday, on the 26th, to receive his written confirmation of what he will be deciding to do.
“But my personal opinion is that boxing is going through a great stage, a great moment, it will be great to see Fury against Usyk in the ultimate unification of the division.”
By looking at how quick he decided to be back in the sport, it seems somebody out there has been ready for the £500 million that Fury has asked for the super fight against Usyk. It’s getting more interesting to hear when and where the undisputed heavyweight champion clash will be held.
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