Carl Froch, the former super middleweight world champion, feels that Tyson Fury is pondering over calling it quits from the sport.
I think Tyson Fury’s had enough: Car Froch
It isn’t a new thing that Tyson Fury has his name entangled in retirement. The reigning WBC heavyweight champion has announced quitting the sport multiple times in the past, only to make a comeback afterward.
As of now, “The Gypsy King” has talks ongoing about a fight but there’s little to no lead on who he will be facing. There had been serious negotiations for an undisputed clash against unified titleholder Oleksandr Usyk, but both parties failed to agree on financial terms.
Fury was also linked with a fight against Anthony Joshua, the former unified heavyweight champ who was close to fighting him in the past as well, but that too didn’t come to fruition after AJ’s interests ventured elsewhere. There are talks of a fight against Francis Ngannou, but nothing has been received as concrete confirmation.
Fury’s last fight dates back to December when he stopped Derek Chisora in their trilogy bout, but since then there has been no solid confirmation about his next challenge, and Froch feels it might be that the last time we’ve seen Fury in action.
“I think Tyson Fury has one eye on retirement,” said Froch during an interview with Betfred. “I think he’s had enough. He’s a big lad that’s got a bit of fat around him and everybody knows that he’s a bit out of shape in between fights. He then gets himself down to a reasonable weight and he really is a formidable force at heavyweight as he’s six foot nine, he’s big, he moves quick, he’s got light feet and I believe he can mix with any fighter, from any era. He’d have lasted in the 80’s and the 90’s against some of the best old school fighters such as Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield,”
“However, they’re not fighting, it’s frustrating and the boxing fans are getting bored of it. In mixed martial arts they all fight each other because of the way it’s structured. In football, every team plays each other. In boxing, you have Tyson Fury shouting all the odds and fights aren’t happening. I don’t even believe that Anthony Joshua is interested in fighting and he’s actually said that himself, he’s doing it for the money now. If £100 million isn’t enough, then I don’t know when he’s going to stop. It’s a frustrating time to be a boxing fan. People blame it on the promoters, blame it on the television networks, but if the fighters want to fight, then the fight can be made,” he added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]