Tyson Fury Plans To Consider Options After Loss To Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury says he will consider all options after his loss to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday for the unified heavyweight title.

Fury and Usyk were fighting for the unified heavyweight champion on Saturday in a fight that the oddsmakers had it as a pick’em. It was a highly-anticipated fight going in, and Fury was having success early on. But, in the ninth round, Usyk floored him and after that, he began to take over.

Tyson Fury Believes He Beat Oleksandr UsykWhen the final bell rang, it was Usyk who got his hand raised by split decision and after the loss, Fury says he will be weighing all his options.

“I’ve just had a fight; I’ve just come out. I don’t want to think about having a boxing fight. I’ve been in camp seven months, don’t forget. Cut; back in camp; back in camp. It was what it was. I’m here to get paid, get laid, go home.  That’s exactly what I’ll do, and then we’ll regroup and we’ll talk about it. If there’s gonna be another fight soon – October or whenever it is – we’ll rock and roll Sally. I’ll have a holiday, regroup, speak to the wife [Paris] and [seven] kids, and see what I wanna do. I ain’t boxing because I got no money. I’m boxing because I love it. I’m 36 in a few months, and I’ve been boxing since I’ve been a child,” Fury said (via BoxingScene).

“Where does it all end? Do you have 100 fights and brain damage and a wheelchair? I’m not sure. But the one thing is, all the time I’m still loving the game – I was having fun in there; I was really enjoying myself – then I’ll continue to do it. When I can’t do that anymore, I’ll pack it up,” Fury added. We just had a fight. If you can see my face I’m pretty busted up, and he’s busted too, so we’re gonna go home, eat some food, drink a few beers, spend some family time, walk the dog, go to the tip, and me and Frank [Warren, his co-promoter] will talk what’s going to happen in the future.”

An immediate rematch clause will be next, and in the rematch, Tyson Fury knows there are just minor adjustments for him to make.

“I knew he was a good boxer coming into it. He didn’t surprise me. We was prepared. We was fully prepared. We had a long training camp. I believe that I was the best I could have been. I don’t think I could have done any better. Maybe if they’d have said to me, ‘You’re down’, in the last two rounds I could have went out and tried to attack him and tried to get him out of there myself. Other than that, I done the best I could,” Fury said.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen. [In a potential rematch] I think I’d just do a little bit more of the same, keep me defense tighter – a bit more focused – and not too much messing around, because I was having fun in there. I was playing around; I was hitting him to the body; I was hitting uppercuts to the head. I thought I was bossing the fight. I was hitting him both sides to the body. Crack, crack,” Fury added.

When an immediate rematch will happen is uncertain.

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