According to his promoter Frank Warren, Tyson Fury may be on the verge of retirement again following the failure of his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.
After months of discussions, both parties revealed that talks had failed, with fans branding ‘The Gypsy King’ a disgrace and citing his exorbitant money demands as a primary factor for the transaction failing. According to character, Fury responded with a furious social media video in which he directly targeted Usyk, hurling a slew of odd obscenities at the Ukrainian.
But the WBC heavyweight champion had seemingly calmed down by later in the evening, taking to Instagram to share a picture with wife Paris as the couple enjoyed a film together. And the 34-year-old captioned the image with a revealing message, writing: “All is not lost! I get to date night with my beautiful pregnant wife @ParisFury1. God is great! Seventh baby incoming, fantastic news to cheer me up.”
Despite concerns about the star’s fitness following an elbow injury that necessitated surgery, his trainer SugarHill Steward claimed his client was in good enough shape to face Usyk. And now Warren has hinted that his boxing career is in jeopardy: “Everything’s too raw at the moment,” he told Seconds Out.
“Listen, he may retire. I don’t know what he wants to do. He’ll do whatever he wants to do. Tyson is very p***ed off because he has been in training constantly and it is not a conversation we have had yet. He will do whatever he wants to do, everyone sitting outside the ring with their comments but he is the guy who gets in the ring.
“Tyson wants to be out and he is frustrating but some things are just not meant to happen. Whatever he chooses to do but I am there with him. All I know is the facts that we can deal with is the facts that the WBA put out that Usyk’s next fight is with Daniel Dubois so that is what we are working on.”
But, Warren’s remarks are sure to instill even more skepticism among fans, given that Fury said he had officially’retired’ from the sport following his KO victory over Dillian Whyte last April. Later, on Piers Morgan: Uncensored, he doubled down on his assertion, even offering to pay the presenter £1 million if he broke his pledge.