Via Charles Brun: In what has become a sad joke, Tyson Fury once again announced his retirement on Friday, saying he has decided to hang up his gloves on his 34th birthday today.
As always, perhaps the real test of Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) retiring is the WBC title he holds.
If Fury decides not to ignore it, then it can be said that he is merely continuing to troll fans and the media with his fake retirement.
Fury went to the trouble of thanking many people today as part of his retirement announcement on Twitter. Normally, the ‘King of Gypsy’ thanking insiders would be seen as a touching thing, but given that this is probably a different story Retirement fake jobHonestly it’s horrible.
At this point, there are many boxing fans who are hoping Fury retires because he plays too many fights, and his fighting style is unpopular with audiences.
There are plenty of more interesting heavyweights that would make for an interesting pick for winner Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk II to fight.
A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR INVESTMENT IN MY CAREER IN THE YEAR AND AFTER THE LONG HARD TRANSFER IV FINALLY DECIDED TO WALK & ON MY 34th BIRTHDAY, I JOURNEY. HEAR SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SPECIAL IN THE WAY… pic.twitter.com/jNeF1CbBqm
– TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 12, 2022
If Fury does indeed retire, he will be remembered for the following victories:
- Deontay Wilder
- Wladimir Klitschko
- Otto Wallin
- Derek Chisora
- Dillian Whyte
Sadly, Fury’s résumé is slim in terms of quality names, as he is selectively matched with a plethora of domestic level players. Perhaps Fury’s best win was against 40-year-old Klitschko over the hill in 2015.
This version of Wladimir is unlike the boxer he was in a decade earlier in his career. Furthermore, he fought against Fury after his longtime trainer Emanuel Steward passed away, and he seems to have no rudder inside the ring.
Needless to say, Fury should have been around to fight winner Joshua-Usyk, and then outsmart the following killers:
- Joe Joyce
- Daniel Dubois
- Filip Hrgovic
- Frank Sanchez
- Arslanbek Makhmudov
You could argue that the fortune Fury has amassed over the past four years with three fights with Deontay Wilder and his recent win over Dillian Whyte has done some for his ambitions. With a net worth of $65 million, it seems Fury doesn’t want it anymore.
Charles Brun wants to see Joe Joyce or Daniel Dubois fight the winner Joshua-Usyk 2, as that will be infinitely more engaging than watching Fury use his jab & grab style against them.