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Tyson Fury: “I’m so much enjoying my retirement”

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By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury posted on social media on Friday, saying he’s “so much enjoying my retirement,” but he still hasn’t handed over his WBC heavyweight title to the sanctioning body to confirm that he’s retiring.

Boxing fans want Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) to vacate his WBC title already rather than talk endlessly about retiring yet still holding onto his title.

It’s believed by some that Fury is playing mind games with his fans, getting them worked up over a fake retirement to toy with their emotions.

If that’s Fury’s game, it’s troubling, and you got to wonder what he wants from his fans. Does Fury want more adoration from the fans?

It’s kind of hard for them to do this when Fury is retiring without fighting the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk rematch.

The timing of Fury’s retirement makes him look like he’s lost his nerve and is afraid to face the winner of the Joshua-Usyk 2 fight for fear he’ll lose for his perfect record.

“I’m very, very happy and contented to be retired. It’s a long time coming,” said Tyson Fury on Twitter on Friday, reminding fans how pleased he is having retired from the sport. “I’m so much enjoying my retirement.”

Hearn doesn’t believe Fury retiring

“First, let’s make things perfectly clear that he’s NOT retired because he’s going to get a call from the WBC saying, ‘Can you confirm you’re tired?’ And then he’s going to go, ‘No, because I’m not tired.’ Then we can put that to one side,” said Eddie Hearn to iFL TV about Tyson Fury.

“What will he do when he defends his [WBC] title? I think it’s going to take a big fight to bring Tyson to get him motivated, and I think that’s the winner of Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk.

“That would be the undisputed fight, which Tyson Fury should look to take because he can cement him as the undisputed champion and an all-time great. He may be a favorite in the undisputed fight.

“I believe Anthony Joshua will beat Oleksandr Usyk in July, and hopefully, we can make AJ against Fury.

“AJ against Fury is still the fight that when I walk down the street, the first thing that anybody says to me is, ‘When are you going to make Fury against AJ?’ I’m like, ‘We got to rematch Usyk first.’

“A match between those two will be a monster, and I do believe we’ll see it. If we can see it for the undisputed, that would be fantastic,” said Hearn about a fight between Joshua and Fury.

If Fury chooses not to resume his career, he’s going to need to vacate his WBC title soon because the sanctioning body needs to order two top contenders in their rankings to fight for the belt.

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