Tyson Fury: I’ve only got 2 or 3 fights left, I have no more challenges
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says he’ll be retiring in 2 or 3 fights because he’s run out of challenges for him to fight. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) says he’s “smashed” all the top heavyweights, and he doesn’t feel there’s any need to continue on with his career.
The top heavyweights Fury has beaten consist of Deontay Wilder and 40-year-old past his prime Wladimir Klitschko. That’s basically it. The rest of the guys has beaten during his career have been lesser fighters like Derek Chisora, Sefer Seferi, Otto Wallin, and Tom Schwartz. You get the picture.
Fury has a lot of wins over B and C-level opposition, but only two solid victories against faded 40-year-old Wladimir and Wilder, who wasn’t at his best on the night.
What Fury could be talking about when he says he’ll have run out of challenges is that he means that he won’t have any popular heavyweights for him to fight.
Without a doubt, there are a lot of different heavyweights in the division that could potentially beat Fury, but they’re not popular. If Fury wanted to fight them all, he’d likely be getting on in years by the time he gets to the end, and he’d be vulnerable to getting beaten.
“I’ve only got 2 or 3 fights left because there are no more challenges. They’ve all been smashed to bits,” said Tyson Fury to the Overlap.
Right now, Fury has a trilogy with former WBC champion Deontay Wilder next month on October 9th in Las Vegas. If Fury, 33, wins that fight, he’ll have an undisputed match with Anthony Joshua, and then a mandatory title defense against Dillian Whyte.
Joshua and Whyte will arguably be the last two standing should Fury defeat Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs).
The heavyweights that could possibly beat Fury:
- Andy Ruiz Jr
- Frank Sanchez
- Jared Anderson
- Efe Ajagba
- Joe Joyce
- Daniel Dubois
- Filip Hrgovic
- Tony Yoka
- Oleksandr Usyk
“Anthony Joshua’s fought not one heavyweight in his prime,” said Fury. “He fought Wladimir Klitschko at 42 years old, Kubrat Pulev, 40-odd, Alexander Povetkin, 40-odd. They’re all former good men. They were good men 20 years ago.”
As you can tell, Fury is a major hypocrite with slamming Joshua for fighting less than best, yet he’s guilty for doing the same thing.
The only talented that had something left was Wilder, but Fury hurt him with a rabbit punch early on in the third, and it was easy after that to bounce him around.
“I’m not really optimistic the fight will ever happen,” said Fury about Joshua. “Is he a fighting man? I’m not too sure. After his last performance in which he got stopped by a little fat kid.
“We were in court, and he won the case,” said Fury about his arbitration with Wilder. “There wasn’t much I could do,” said Fury.
If Fury hadn’t attempted to walk away from his contractual rematch with Wilder, he would have gotten the fight out of the way in 2020. That was a major blunder on Fury’s part. Had he done that, he could have fought Joshua last August in Saudi Arabia, and picked up $100 million.
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