Tyson Fury next fight: Top Rank president explains two possible options for potential comeback

  • Tom Ward

Tyson Fury‘s US promoter and Top Rank president Todd DuBoef has given his thoughts on the Gypsy King’s retirement.

Fury, 33, made his long-awaited return to the ring two months ago at Wembley Stadium in London on April 23.

The 33-year-old was welcomed back to the ring by British rival Dillian Whyte, whom he had previously sparred with back in the day.

The return of the Gypsy King went pretty much the way everyone thought it would as he demolished Whyte inside six rounds to successfully defend his WBC heavyweight world title.

Fury handed Whyte his third KO loss courtesy of a picture-perfect uppercut that sent his opponent crashing to the canvas, which forced referee Mark Lyson to call a halt to proceedings.

As is always the case immediately after a Fury fight, attention soon turned to as to whom he’ll fight next amid reports claiming he could face the winner of Anthony Joshua‘s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

But Fury shocked the world by announcing his retirement from boxing shortly after beating Whyte.

However, no-one really expects that to last for very long.

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DuBoef also admitted that a showdown with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou could be in the offing for his client.

But he also claimed that the decision is entirely down to him.

DuBoef told¬†Sky Sports: “I think there is obviously a lot brewing about the rematch between AJ and Usyk.

“Obviously that has always been on his and everybody’s target, but I think at this point there is nothing to be talked about because he hasn’t determined what he wants to do.

“Maybe the winner, when that fight happens, can pull him out, or maybe something else can be motivational like Ngannou.

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“We saw Francis Ngannou get in the ring and it was kind of bizarre that the guy was retiring but the MMA heavyweight champion was getting in the ring to talk smack – which one are we doing here?

“But is it going to be he just sits in the South of France on the beach there and enjoys it? That again, I am speaking for him and that is a difficult position for me to be in to speak on what his feelings are.”

And while Fury insists he is now happily retired, DuBoef believes he has still got the itch to compete again as it will never go away completely.

He added: “I think he has climbed the mountain and he has done so much since his return to boxing, and I think that final piece of 94,000 at Wembley is almost like ‘I got to the top, this is Everest’ and he has accomplished a lot.

“So, where he goes and who motivates him and what motivates him is again his own interest.

“He is a competitor and like most athletes in their prime they want to shine, and they want the attention and hopefully he will have that craving and desire that he wants to get back into the ring.

“And if not then he may just say ‘hey, I want to look at something else or do something different in my life.’ But I think those are his decisions.”

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