Tyson Fury has spoken of retirement more than once – in fact he’s actually gone through with it in the past. Not any more though.
‘The Gypsy King’ (34-0-1) should be in Saudi Arabia putting the finishing touches to his preparation for the biggest fight of his life – a world heavyweight title unification match vs Oleksandr Usyk (21-0) on February 17.
‘The Gypsy King’ has a little time to think about his future now as he recuperates in Morecambe, Lancashire, and it’s an incredibly ambitious one if his latest big reveal is anything to go by.
The 35-year-old WBC and lineal heavyweight champion has revealed a plan for his next five fights, and they are all absolute blockbusters. Of course he starts with TWO matches against Usyk (they have a rematch clause in their agreed contract). Then things get even spicier.
Tyson Fury outlines ambition fight plan
Speaking on Instagram, Fury said: “I keep hearing talk of people saying I should retire or I’m going to retire soon or whatever. I ain’t retiring – I’ve got two fights with Usyk for the undisputed, twice.
“Then I’m going to fight AJ [Anthony Joshua] at least once, maybe twice, if there’s a rematch – if he wants one after the first battering I give him. Then I’m going to fight [Francis] Ngannou again. And that’s just the start. So there’re five little fights for you to whet your appetite with. I ain’t going nowhere. Nowhere. I’m 35 years old and in the prime of my life and I’m ready to smash…”
If Fury is as good as his word the future of heavyweight boxing will be pretty sensational for the next couple of years. The Saudi money men behind heavyweight boxing’s sudden resurgence have already stated their desire to see the winner of Fury vs Usyk fight the winner of that Joshua vs Ngannou fight on March 8. Get the popcorn…