Tyson Fury looking good shadowboxing on holiday
By Jack Tiernan: Big John Fury posted a short video clip of Tyson Fury shadow boxing while on holiday in a beautiful seaside town on Friday. With John narrating the video, he made it enjoyable to watch, talking about how Fury “ain’t getting beat for a long time.”
Tyson looked in great shape, showing off hand speed and movement that few heavyweights possess in this era.
Suppose there were any doubts about WBC heavyweight champion Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) returning to the ring to face the winner of the July 23rd between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. In that case, he might have silenced them with this video.
If Fury weren’t intent on returning to the ring, he wouldn’t be working out on holiday, particularly after making millions from his recent successful title defense against Dillian Whyte on April 23rd.
Fury could make well over $100 million for a fight against Anthony Joshua, so it makes sense for him to stay in shape to scoop up that dough. That’s generational money to create a dynasty similar to the Kennedys.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has got to be pleased to see Fury training because it all but confirms that he’ll be facing the Joshua vs. Usyk II winner for the undisputed heavyweight championship later this year.
Earlier this week, a video surfaced of what appeared to be an intoxicated Fury, staggering and attempting to kick a taxi as it drove away from him.
After seeing that video, many boxing fans concluded that the 33-year-old Fury had returned to his old ways of partying and letting his weight get out of control.
“You can’t stop training this man. Look at him,” said John Fury about Tyson. “He’s on fire, nearly 34 in August, and still on fire.
“He ain’t getting beat for a long time, this man. Look at this, he never stops. He loves it. Like I say, it’s a DNA thing. I do believe this man can train for hours on end,” said John Fury.
We’ll soon see if Fury is interested in returning to the ring or if he is serious about his retirement. If Fury chooses not to return to the ring this year to face the Joshua vs. Usyk winner, you must assume that he won’t be coming back.
It’s hard to believe that Fury won’t come back to fight the winner of the Joshua-Usyk 2 fight because there’s so much money on the table for him to gain. It’s not just that.
There’s also the pride thing, as it would allow Fury to show the fans that he’s the #1 heavyweight on the planet. If Fury retires now without fighting the Joshua vs. Usyk winner, fans will assume that his nerves failed him.
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