Will Tyson Fury really retire from professional boxing?
This past Saturday in front of 94,000 screaming fans at Wembley Stadium, Tyson Fury defended his WBC and lineal heavyweight world championship against challenger Dillian Whyte. At times it seemed as if Whyte had the right idea in terms of trying to find ways to land to the body, but his execution left something to be desired. For the most part Fury made it look fairly easy, comfortably outboxing the challenger without much issue. Fury was exhibiting good footwork and movement, and he was effective when it came to neutralizing Whyte’s attacks. Things came to an end in round 6 when Fury nailed Whyte with a nice uppercut that sent him down hard. Whyte tried beating the count, but his legs were gone and the referee stopped the fight. Fury had successfully defended his heavyweight championship.
In the post fight interview, Fury continued to suggest that this may well have been his final bout inside the squared circle. In boxing it is not uncommon for high profile champions to change their minds after a retirement, with some boxers, like the great Sugar Ray Leonard for example, returning to action following several retirements throughout his career. Fury is skilled in the art of self promotion, so perhaps this is just a ploy. Or perhaps he is serious and will later change his mind and decide to return to boxing. Or maybe Fury is 100% serious, and perhaps his title defense against Whyte will indeed be the final fight in his professional boxing career. Should Fury continue with his career, however, there is one logical fight left that may entice him to hang around just a little longer, and that would be a fight against the winner of the upcoming rematch between unified IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and former two time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Will Tyson Fury really retire from professional boxing? Or does he have one big mega fight left against the winner of the Usyk vs Joshua rematch?
This edition of Rummy’s Corner will attempt to answer that question, while also providing a quick recap into a few of the more memorable fights during the career of The Gypsy King, Tyson Fury. For one fan’s opinion, please watch and enjoy the video. This is Rummy’s Corner.
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