Eddie Hearn doesn’t think Tyson Fury is actually retired and will box again by the end of the year.
Fury scored a knockout win over Dillian Whyte and announced his retirement after the bout last month. However, since he announced his retirement, many have questioned if Fury is actually retired as there still are big fights to be had. With that, Hearn thinks ‘The Gypsy King’ will return in December against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2.
“It’s very easy for Tyson to go back and go, ‘Look, I’m just gonna have some time now. Let me just think about what I’m going to do. ‘I know I said that after the fight, but let me have some time.’ And [the WBC] shouldn’t strip him, of course not. He doesn’t have to retire, he doesn’t have to give [the WBC] a decision when his next fight is just yet. He’s just boxed,” Hearn told IFL TV (via BoxingScene). “So everything is done properly, but, of course, we all know he’s not retiring. So I expect to see him fight the winner of Joshua-Usyk in December.”
Tyson Fury did seem like he was sincere that he was retired but even the WBC said they won’t strip Fury for a year as there is no reason to. With that, it will open up the fight for a unified heavyweight title fight by the end of the year.
“We have one year to have the next mandatory fight. At this moment, we will wait for the decision of Tyson Fury and then we will either do a series of fights – a boxing tournament – going into a final elimination. But at this time we’re going to wait because we don’t know the specific circumstances,” WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said to Sky Sports.
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