The Gypsy King – who retained his WBC heavyweight title with a brutal knockout of Dillian Whyte in April – won the ESPY for Best Boxer of 2021 at the sports network’s annual ceremony in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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The undefeated world champion announced his decision in the wake of his victory against Dillian Whyte at Wembley, declaring that he would be hanging up his gloves. However, he has since reneged on this statement, declaring that he would be willing to re-enter the ring if he could seal a £500 million deal for his next fight.
The 33-year-old beat Dillian Whyte at England’s national stadium in April, and has since insisted that he is now retired from the sport.
Fury also said that anything could happen in the fight, saying that Usyk was given a tough fight by Joshua in the original fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September 2021. Usyk took Joshua’s WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles while also maintaining his unbeaten record, inflicting only the second defeat of the Brit’s career.
Usyk and Joshua are expected to fight again on August 20 in Saudi Arabia, with the rematch in final stages of negotiations.
The Gypsy King last night suggested that he’d reversed his decision to retire and stated that he will return to the ring if the right opportunity comes up.
Joshua appointed Garcia as his trainer after losing three heavyweight world championship belts to Oleksandr Usyk in September.
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Wilder’ s defeats to Fury were the only two losses in his career – with an outstanding 42-2-1 record with 41 knockouts. He took Fury all the way in his bouts, knocking him down four times and coming so close to knocking the Gypsy King out. And although he’s still at the top of his level, Wilder admitted that he had strongly been considering retirement.
One of those defeats came at the hands of the Gypsy King, who overcame the now 46-year-old via unanimous decision in 2015. In an exclusive interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, Klitschko said: “I was thinking I should tweet Tyson Fury – ‘Last dance?’
The American is also considering his future in the sport but he remains the No 1 ranked heavyweight with the WBC. Fury is adamant he is walking away from the sport and if he backs up his threat to quit then the title will become vacant.
The winner of a mythical fight between Lewis and Fury has been long proposed given both men’s dominance in the heavyweight division. Lewis, the last undisputed champion of the division, retired with 41 wins and 2 losses whilst Fury is an undefeated two-time champion with 32 wins under his belt.
Before and after his all-British showdown with Dillian Whyte last month, champion Tyson Fury stated that he would be retiring from boxing, regardless of the result.
Fury, 33, retained his title and his unbeaten record with a sixth-round stoppage of his fellow Brit on Saturday.
A clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has long been framed as a potential blockbuster and the biggest bout in this generation of British boxing. Undefeated Fury (32-0-1) has dominated almost all the major competition in the heavyweight division, while ‘AJ’ (24-2) was a seemingly invincible force until he lost to Andy Ruiz in 2019.
Fury, the defending champion, landed a perfect right uppercut towards the end of the sixth round, flooring Whyte who answered the referee’s 10-count but was in no condition to continue.
The Gypsy King landed a huge uppercut in the sixth round with the Body Snatcher unable to continue.
The win for the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’, fighting on UK soil for the first time in four years, was witnessed by 94,000 fans.
Fury landed a brutal right uppercut and followed with a shove that sent Whyte immediately to the mat on Saturday
The 30-year-old New Zealander has previously held a world title, he was the WBO heavyweight champion from 2016 until losing the title to Anthony Joshua in 2018.