Tyson Fury “may retire” says promoter Frank Warren
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says he “may retire” after failing to negotiate the undisputed fight against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usk for April 29th at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
If Fury is going to retire, he should do it. Free up his WBC belt so that one of the ambitious contenders, that is more of a go-getter, can take the strap and then set up fights against Anthony Joshua and Usyk.
Fury has shown himself to be incapable of putting together the huge fights that fans want to see between him and Usyk & Joshua.
“Everything’s too raw at the moment. Listen, he may retire. I don’t know what he wants to do. He’ll do whatever he wants to do,” said Frank Warren to Secondsout about Tyson Fury following his failed negotiations with Oleksandr Usyk
“I genuinely thought he said what he wanted. He don’t care about money. He just wants to fight for the four belts. But he pulled out of the fight. You can dress it up, slag off me, slag off Tyson Fury. They pulled out,” said Warren.
Warren admits that he’s not sure what the 34-year-old WBC champion Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will do after coming up empty in his talks with Usyk for a big stadium fight in London.
Usyk’s side pulled out, but that was reportedly after Fury refused to compromise on the rematch purse split, which was insisting on being 50-50, according to Usyk’s promoter Alex Krassyuk.
“The money is in Tyson Fury. We’ve got hardcore boxing fans, but the people that make the money are crossing over to the guy in the street who don’t know who’s got what belts. They know who Fury is; they don’t really know who Oleksandr Usyk is,” said Warren.
With Usyk’s two wins over Anthony Joshua and his victory over Derek Chisora, I’m sure the British public is fully aware of who Oleksandr is and it wouldn’t be a case of them only knowing who Fury is.
Fury would have gotten a 70-30 split for the rematch just as Usyk would if he’d won the April 29th fight, but he wouldn’t agree to go into the rematch getting 30% if he’d lost.
If Fury was genuinely confident that he’d win the first fight, which he was getting a 70-30 split, he’d have agreed to the deal because he’d have gotten that SAME split in the rematch with Usyk if he’d won. Why wouldn’t Fury take that deal? It sounds as if he lacked confidence.
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