Via Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury plans to give up his WBC title, retire to branch out to exhibit boxing & WWE matches and he wants Deontay Wilder to fight for his belt.
Last Saturday night, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) ended his 14-year professional career by stopping WBC mandator Dillian ‘The Body Snatcher’ Whyte in the sixth round in a bout. not entertaining, boring at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
The entire card is absolutely terrible, one of the worst this writer has ever seen in a high profile event.
Every fight is amazingly bad, and the main event between Fury & Whyte was no exception. The two boxers have a slow middle-aged appearance and do not entertain the fans.
You must feel sorry for the 94,000 fans who spent money and wasted time coming to watch the Fury vs. Whyte at Wembley because it’s a top to bottom wreck.
To a 33-year-old, Fury looked a lot older, more like someone in their 40s. As such, Fury’s retirement is a good thing as he is sure to lose heavily to rematch winner Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk.
Using lots of strong holds and jabs, Fury knocked Whyte down at pedestrian level (28-3, 19 KOs) until he made it to the right top lane in the ring.
The match was stopped after Whyte staggered to his feet, stumbling around the ring, leaving referee Mark Lyson with no choice but to stop the contest with him in such a state.
Unfortunately, the 36-year-old Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) may not be too interested in fighting for Fury’s WBC title, as the last time we heard from him, he was in the process. undergo a mental journey to decide whether to continue his boxing career.
At the time, Wilder didn’t seem thrilled with the thought of continuing his career. So he probably won’t be too excited about fighting for Fury to be stripped of his WBC belt any time soon, especially if it involves a low-level bout with #4 Frank Sanchez.
Wilder hasn’t won a game in three years, since his seventh knockout win over Luis Ortiz in November 2019 in a rematch few fans want to see.
Fury himself admits that he doesn’t understand why Wilder is ranked #1 with the WBC, as he has been unbeaten in his last three fights, but the World Boxing Council ranks the boxers. based on their perception of their true abilities rather than winning against those who are not. -Remarkable opposition.
“I want to see Deontay Wilder fight anyone [comes out on top in the Joshua-Usyk second fight] give it one more time,” Fury said to Behind the gloves.
“For one thing, Deontay has made ten title defenses, more than anyone else. He equaled Muhammad Ali’s record, beating Vitali Klitschko’s record, not getting the credit he deserved.
“I believe Deontay Wilder is still the second heavyweight boxer in the world. And I believe he knocks everyone else out but me,” Fury said.
Well, regardless of whether Fury believes Deontay is world number 1 or not, he doesn’t seem motivated to keep fighting, and he probably wouldn’t choose to fight for the vacant WBC title if it were to. involved in a fight that was underpaid by Frank Sanchez.
Wilder will likely take the title against WBC No 5 Andy Ruiz Jr for the title, but the odds of him being the one he will face the strap are slim.
More than likely, Deontay will need to fight Sanchez, Joseph Parker or Joe Joyce for the WBC belt, and those won’t bring him the kind of money he usually gets for big fights against Fury.
WBC Top 10 Ranking
1. Deontay Wilder
2. Joe Joyce
3. Joseph Parker
4. Frank Sanchez
5. Andy Ruiz Jr.
6. Arslanbek Makhmudov
7. Luis Ortiz
8. Filip Hrgovic
9. Michael Hunter
10. Tony Yoka
As for Fury, he said he plans to fight UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou next. It will be an exhibition match between Fury and Ngannou as it is unlikely that such a mismatch will be sanctioned by any boxing commission.
Fury used a good portion of last Saturday night’s post-fight interview to start promoting his exhibition match against Ngannou, and you imagine it’s going on sale on PPV.
It sucks that Fury is following in the footsteps of Floyd Mayweather Jr in branching out exhibition fights, especially when he says he doesn’t care about the money.