Tyson Fury claims he’s retired, but activity behind the scenes suggests that he’s alive and kicking in the boxing game.
Ahead of Fury’s bout with Dillian Whyte earlier in the year, the Gypsy King insisted that it would be his final appearance in the boxing ring for a professional fight.
We assumed it was a shrewd marketing ploy to help him sell PPVs and, of course, sell out the entirety of Wembley Stadium, where the fight was being held.
However, Fury has continually doubled down on the idea that the Whyte fight was his last. He insists he has had enough of being punched in the face for a living.
We have now been offered considerable encouragement that Fury is NOT finished in professional boxing, however. That is, if Eddie Hearn is to be believed.
Eddie Hearn on Tyson Fury vs Derek Chisora III: “I think someone from Tyson’s team has reached out to Chisora about fighting him in December. Who knows whether he’s gonna come back? I don’t know.” [@IFLTV]
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 27, 2022
Fury has been vocal in his desire to fight Chisora again. We wouldn’t be surprised if that fight did come to fruition at some point in the not-so-distant future.
Ultimately, though, he will be well aware that the fight everyone wants to see is between him and the winner of AJ vs Usyk II. Let’s see how things pan out…