EDDIE HEARN is expecting Tyson Fury to go back on his retirement to take part in an end-of-year undisputed heavyweight title fight.
The Gypsy King teased retirement moments after his brutal knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley last month but has yet to vacate the prestigious WBC title.
Tyson Fury teased retirement after his brutal knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley
But the Gypsy King has yet to vacate the WBC heavyweight title
But promoter Eddie Hearn expects The Gypsy King to face with winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk in December
And promoter Eddie Hearn believes he’ll stick around for a career-defining undisputed fight with the winner of Anthony Joshua’s high-stakes rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
He told iFL TV: “It’s very easy for Tyson to go back and go, ‘Look, I’m just gonna have some time now. Let me just think about what I’m going to do.
“‘I know I said that after the fight, but let me have some time.’ And they shouldn’t strip him, of course not.
“He doesn’t have to retire, he doesn’t have to give them a decision when his next fight is just yet. He’s just boxed.
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“So everything is done properly, but, of course, we all know he’s not retiring.
“So I expect to see him fight the winner of Joshua-Usyk in December.”
Although Hearn expects Fury to fight the winner of Usyk vs Joshua 2, talks over the potential undisputed fight have not yet taken place.
The Matchroom Boxing chief continued: “No [talks have taken place].
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“All our focus is on at the moment is just to complete that fight [Usyk vs Joshua] and that contract, which we will do this week, and you’ll get an announcement next week.”
The WBC plan to give Fury a whole YEAR to decide his fighting future.
President of the Mexican sanctioning body Mauricio Sulaiman said: “We have one year to have the next mandatory fight.
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“At this moment, we will wait for the decision of Tyson Fury and then we will either do a series of fights – a boxing tournament – going into a final elimination.
“But at this time we’re going to wait because we don’t know the specific circumstances.”
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