Tyson Fury retirement: Deontay Wilder says Gypsy King ‘has to stay retired’

Deontay Wilder On Tyson Fury Retirement

Tyson Fury is an all-time great of boxing having conquered the world to become a heavyweight champion, hanging up his gloves without losing a single fight, with just the one blemish on his record a draw with Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King has vacated his Ring Magazine belt which will be on the line tomorrow when Oleksandr Usyk defends his heavyweight titles against Anthony Joshua in their rematch after the Ukrainian got the better of the Brit last year.

Although he vacated the Ring Magazine belt, he still holds the WBC title and has a deadline to confirm his plans or he will be forced to vacate that too.

He has made numerous contrasting comments on his position about retirement, although he looks to have confirmed that by vacating the first of his two titles.

After defeating Dillian Whyte he announced his retirement in his post-fight interview, with his fights before that being a brutal trilogy with Wilder which will go down in the history books.

The first bout of the three ended in a draw despite Wilder appearing to have Fury out cold, unleashing his knockout power that has won him the majority of his fights. The Gypsy King got off the canvas and battled back to tie the fight.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Tyson Fury celebrates victory after the WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Fury won the second two fights via a tactical knockout and a knockout consecutively to cement his status as the man to beat in the heavyweight division.

Wilder, who played a great part in giving us an elite trilogy of bouts believes Fury means it this time. He was asked about the retirement and said: “Yeah, I think he’s going to have to retire, he’s going to have to retire. Yeah got a lot of stuff going on, I’m not going to get into it, but it’s looking like he’s going to have to.

“Once that happens, all that’s up for grabs, I can’t give too much information out you know, I don’t really want to discuss it but there’s going to be a lot of changes in the division, a lot of opportunities and a lot of different things lined up so, stay tuned.”

What could he be hinting at? He is the number one in the WBC now so he will likely get the first shot at the belt should it be vacated by Fury which could then see him take on Usyk or Joshua in an undisputed clash for the heavyweight division.

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