Tyson Fury says he won’t come of retirement for money
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury is adamant about his decision to retire and stay retired regardless of the amount of money offered to him to return to the ring to fight the winner of the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk rematch later this year.
At the same time, Fury isn’t opposed to the idea of returning to the ring for a big-money exhibition against UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou. That’s the odd part about Fury’s retirement.
While saying no amount of money will lure him back to the ring, he doesn’t have a problem returning for a fight against Ngannou in an exhibition.
The money Fury will make fighting Ngannou in a one-sided mismatch is likely far more than he’s ever made during his career. That might be one of the reasons why Fury was in such a hurry to announce the match against Ngannou last Saturday night. It looked like Fury couldn’t wait to start hawking the fight with Ngannou.
The difference with Fury fighting the 35-year-old Ngannou in a boxing match potentially under hybrid rules is that he wouldn’t be facing a highly-skilled fighter that could embarrass him the way Usyk and Joshua might do.
Fury needs to vacate his WBC title already
As good as Fury looked against Dillian Whyte, he was there to be hit by uppercuts on the inside each time he moved in to grab him in a mauling clinch. Joshua would decapitate Fury on the inside if he started his bear-like mauling routine against him.
Joshua is dangerous on the inside with his powerful uppercuts, and he would take away Fury’s mauling game. On the outside, Joshua possesses a far better jab than Fury, and his right and left hook are lethal.
It looks terrible that Fury is retiring without fighting Joshua or Usyk, and many fans are less than happy about his decision. If Fury will retire, he needs to do it already and vacate his WBC belt rather than dragging it out.
Fans would like to have Fury vacating his WBC belt this week if he’s serious about retiring rather than blabbering endlessly about how he’s done this or done that and how he doesn’t need money.
“My time was to go out on a high, and I always said that I wanted to walk away from the sport and do it on my terms,” said Tyson Fury to Piers Morgan Uncensored when asked why he’s retiring at the top of his game.
“I didn’t want to be one of the persons that said, ‘Maybe, I should have retired two years ago,'” Fury continued. “I wanted to walk out on top, go out on a bang, nearly 100,000 at Wembley with a knockout performance.
“They will not forget ‘The Gypsy King’ in a hurry, and no amount of material assets or money will make me come out of retirement because I’m very happy,” said Fury.
If money is no object for Fury, why fight Ngannou?
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