Tyson Fury sets ‘pay up or I’m retired’ deadline
In a blunt message on his official Twitter account, the British heavyweight boxer made his position to promoters very clear.
Although the idea of the global boxing superstar returning to the ring was on the mind of many fans, Tyson Fury’s method of communicating his plans may have come as a greater surprise. And it included a threat to call it a day on his time in the sport.
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Tyson Fury gives promoters seven days
On Wednesday morning, a video post from Fury showed him out training and he spoke directly to the camera and to those that are in a position to secure another fight for the Brit.
“Hi guys. To all those suiters out there who want to make the fight, I’m going to give you all seven days, till the first of September, to come up with the money.
“If not, thank you very much, it’s been a blast. I’m retired!”
Fans were quick to react and now we await further news...
Could we have Usyk-Fury decided in next few days?
Having retained his undefeated professional record with a 20th victory in as many fights, beating Anthony Joshua for a second time at the weekend, Oleksandr Usyk declared his intention to fight Fury, saying: “I’m sure Tyson Fury isn’t retired yet. I’m sure he wants to fight me. I want to fight him. If I’m not fighting Tyson Fury, I’m not fighting at all.”
Fury has repeatedly flip-flopped on his boxing future, calling out Derek Chisora earlier this month before ruling out a return to the ring just three days later.
In the aftermath of Usyk’s win over Joshua, however, Fury told his Instagram followers he would “annihilate” both fighters before declaring that the “Gypsy King is here to stay forever”.
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