Via Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury’s decision to hang up his gloves after this Saturday night’s fight with Dillian Whyte led many fans on social media to believe that the ‘King of Gypsy’ chose this moment so he could knock out the winner. Oleksander Usyk vs Anthony Joshua.
Why did Fury choose to hang up his gloves and not stay a little longer to fight the winner Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua II? Isn’t that a duck on Fury’s side?
We still know with 100% certainty that Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) will win the rematch against Joshua in July, but that doesn’t matter. Fury says he’s not interested in staying around to fight either of those talents, and you have to wonder why. Did Fury lose his nerve? Did Deontay Wilder knock Fury out in their final fight?
“After this fight, I’m leaving,” Fury told ESPN. “When I left, I will NEVER go back, never.”
With Fury deciding to retire after his fight with Whyte, boxing fans will talk, and they will come to a conclusion as to why Tyson hung up his gloves and not fought Usyk or AJ.
As long as Fury is okay with fans treating him like a duck, he can go into the sunset after Saturday night peacefully with his decision to retire. But I hate to say it, though, Fury will look like he’s royally beating winner Joshua-Usyk 2, and that’s going to look bad for his legacy.
If Whyte beats the living daylights for Fury, the question of whether or not he can make it through Joshua vs. Usyk would be a moot point.
“I predict Tyson Fury will win in overtime. I don’t believe this guy is at his level,” Stephen A. Smith told ESPN predicted a knockout victory for Tyson Fury over Dillian Whyte.
“Listen, when he [Fury] beat Deontay Wilder, I think people forget that he beat Deontay Wilder by 38 pounds. Tyson Fury is a tall, tall guy. He’s tall, and he’s big.
“The fight I wanted to see him and Anthony Joshua, that was the fight I wanted to see. I think he will beat Anthony Joshua.
“The reason why he’s talking about this could be his last fight or whatever because there’s no one else out there for him to beat.
“I hope he wins this match with relative ease, and eventually, hopefully, we have a showdown with Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium, whom I believe he will knock out. .
“I love Tyson Fury and respect him. The only thing that annoys me is that he is significantly superior to most of his opponents. He has all those boxing skills.
“I wish Deontay Wilder had let Tyson Fury beat Anthony Joshua and then win. I think that gives him more time to get ready for a Tyson Fury fight,” Smith said.