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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.