Tyson Fury says he’s got 3 fights left in career
By Scott Giloid: Tyson Fury revealed that he’s got three fights left on his contract, and after that he says he’ll be done. The 31-year-old Fury, who refers to himself as the “lineal heavyweight champion,” has branched out into WWE lately, and he’s talking about wanting to compete in MMA.
Fury isn’t committed to the sport anymore the way he needs to. His last performance against Otto Wallin showed that he doesn’t have the ability dominate even fringe level heavyweights.
It’s clear from all the things that Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) has going on in his life that his interview is no longer there with his first love boxing. Who can blame him though?
With a rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder fast approaching for February 22 in early next year, he could be knocked out by the talented American.
Fury reveals that his boxing career will be DONE after 3 fights
“I can’t. I can’t reassure them on anything,” said Fury to @MichaelBensonn when asked if he can remove doubt in the minds of his boxing fans about his future in the sport. “I’ve got three fights left. My contract states, ‘Three more fights and Fury’s gone.’ I might become a tennis player, who knows?“
So there it is. Fury will soon be gone from boxing. I knew this was going to happen. Once Fury got knocked out briefly by Wilder in the 12th round last December, it was clear that he wasn’t long for the sport.
Fury lost fans when he turned down Wilder rematch
It’s been a downhill ride for Fury ever since he rejected an immediate rematch with Deontay earlier this year. Instead of facing the talented 6’7″ Deontay in a rematch, Fury has had it easy fighting lower level fighters that his promoters have dug up for him.
You hate to say it but it’ll be a race to the bottom for Fury if he continues for much longer. He should have lost his fights against Otto Wallin and Deontay Wilder in Gilfoid’s estimation.
Top Rank has been artificially keeping Fury’s career going by feeding him second rate fighters, and that’s not sustainable. They can’t do that forever. The fans want to see Fury fight QUALITY opposition.
The American boxing fans weren’t born yesterday, and they’ve already caught on that Fury is being put in with subpar opposition. For Fury to keep his career alive, he would need to fight the likes of Wilder, Andy Ruiz, and Anthony Joshua. Those are the BIG three in the heavyweight division. Fury’s chances of beating any of them are virtually nonesistant.
It’s going to be forlorn at some point if Fury is being fed fighters from skid-row to try and pump up his career if and when he loses to Wilder next February.
Fury comments on taking Whyte’s place as Wilder’s mandatory
“I’m not sure what that means at all. The fight was already signed, mandatories and that doesn’t mean anything to me,” said Fury. “I’m sure they’ve got their reasons why. We all know why.”
It really doesn’t matter that Fury has taken Whyte’s place as Wilder’s mandatory with the WBC. It’s not as if Whyte is free to fight Wilder right now. He’s been suspended by the WBC following his adverse findings last summer after his match with Oscar Rivas. According to the WBC, Whyte won’t be available to fight for the World Boxing Council title until 2021. That’s a lifetime from now.