Although Tyson Fury, the current WBC heavyweight champion, just announced his retirement for the second time in less than four months, boxing fans and the media have not been buying that Fury would stay away from the ring. Oleksandr Usyk’s victory against Anthony Joshua on Saturday allowed him to retain the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight crowns, and Fury swiftly demonstrated why his retirement rumors should not have been taken too seriously.
Usyk and Joshua were both criticized by Fury on social media, where he also declared his retirement.
Fury declared, “After viewing that, the both of them was rubbish.” “One of the worst title matches I have ever witnessed. They were complete BS. Let’s go. On the same night, I destroy them both. Oh my god, rubbish. Get your f—-ing checkbook ready; “The Gypsy King” will be around for a very long time.”
Following his knockout victory over Dillian Whyte to retain the WBC, Ring Magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles, Fury originally declared his retirement in April. At the time, he said he was leaving the sport.
Then, in August, he declared his intention to fight Derek Chisora, a past foe who Fury has already defeated twice. Before negotiations could begin, that battle ended, and Fury once more declared his retirement.
While Fury “officially vacated” his Ring championship, which is not a legitimate world title and no longer has any significance, he did not do the same with his WBC belt, fueling rumors that he would soon make a comeback.
The first four-belt unification match in heavyweight history would take place if the bout between Fury and Usyk happened.