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He's said it and a lot of talk of it. I don't believe it. He'll be there in November/December against the Usyk vs AJ 2 winner.

 

Two questions:

 

Do you believe he will retire?

 

If he does, call it quits, where does he rank among the all-time Heavyweight Greats?

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He'll retire but he won't stay retired. Of course he's done precisely that once before. He understandably gets a lot of hype because he's the current thing, but he's long from an all-time great. Too short a reign as champion to compare. Wlad, Wilder X2 and deserves credit for Whyte who was a top challenger. Time tends to blind us of the flaws of the champions while artificially boosting the bona-fides of their opponents. In real time the promoters' bombast is the loudest and persuades the press and public to place a Fury on an undeserved pedestal while we unduly scrutinize a guy like Whyte after the fact. He may not have brought it on fight night but he deserved his status as a contender and earned his shot.

 

Still Fury's is not a terribly extensive resumé. Yet. Keep lining them up. The Usyk-AJ winner. Perhaps even the loser down the line if he can win his way back into the picture. The Parker-Joyce winner. Not every fight need be fight-of-the-century calibre. There's plenty of space for solid-if-not-spectacular title defenses in between the show stoppers. But Fury's being pulled in a lot of directions. His will probably wind up being an enigmatic career of stops and starts. He can make it look too easy at times but he'll benefit from being in the internet age where the social narrative will outpace the historical reality.

 

 

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I can't see Tyson Fury retiring from fighting, as he loves / needs the discipline of training.

 

However, I could easily see him moving to MMA.

 

 

Really sad if we never see him face Usyk, though. That's such a brilliant matchup.

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I think he'll fight again. As for his place in history? He's not in the Top 15 champs at the moment. Put all the noise to one side and you've got 2 wins over Chisora (fringe contender at best), squeaked past an aged Wlad (to be honest the verdict could easily have gone the other way), 3 fights with the very limited, though big hitting, Deontay and a good knockout of Whyte (though both Joshua and Povetkin had knocked him out with more or less identical punches).
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- - N'er speak ill of the dead, the expiring, or the retiring...Billy Shakes...

 

 

He also said: : "The first thing we do, let's kill all the promoters". (Henry VI )

 

 

OK, I might be paraphrasing just a little bit. :haha::haha:​​​​​​​

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WBC President: No Hurry To Pressure Tyson Fury To Make Decision on World Title

 

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is not going to pressure WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to confirm his retirement and vacate his world title.

 

Last month, before a crowd of 94,000 at Wembley Stadium in London, Fury knocked out mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte in six rounds.

 

After that fight, the 33-year-old Fury expressed his desire to move forward with a planned retirement from the sport.

 

On the other hand, Fury has not sent an official letter to the WBC to confirm the retirement. And Fury has not vacated his world title.

 

While the WBC is eventually going to need an answer on the situation, they are allowing Fury to enjoy his time off.

 

"We're going to give him the time he needs to reflect, to relax, he just did the mandatory of the division. There's no hurry to pressure him or his team into making any decisions. We will be in communications, he's having a holiday with his family," Sulaiman said to Planet Sport.

 

"I'm not saying we will get him three months, there's no time limit right now I'm respecting the level of Tyson Fury, his private time with his family but we will talk in the near future certainly."

 

"We need to address the situation if he is retiring but at this time, we are just giving him the much deserved time to enjoy his holidays."

 

If Fury retires from the sport, former world champion Deontay Wilder may find himself in position to get an immediate title shot.

 

"Wilder is the number one contender and you have Joe Joyce at number two, three is Joseph Parker. I believe [Joyce and Parker] are going to have a fight for the WBO interim championship - we've had no confirmation but we will just wait and see what happens. There are some variables playing around there," Sulaiman said.

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Agree Fury will fight again even if it means taking another sabbatical and relinquishing his alphabet title, both of which he's already done. By the way, Holmes was a late 70's to mid 80's fighter in his prime. He was not competing with a prime Ali, Norton or Foreman. Holmes didn't exactly face a murderers row of challengers during his reign. Not that that's his fault. I've said the same thing about Wlad. You can only beat the opponents available to you, and these guys hardly ducked anyone. Just telling it like it is, as Mr. Cosell used to say.
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- - Don't even get me started on Larry who holds a record vs standing champs with a title won in the ring of 0-6, 0 KO, a single belt holder in a multibelt era he helped create.

 

Kenny, bless him and Jimmy Young, was the winner of the WBC title eliminator, upgraded by the WBC via snail mail sorta like Haney before his Aussie match. It is often argued Kenny won all 3 Ali bouts instead of a spare split decision in their first where he broke Ali's jaw early that sent him fleeing in retreat for most of that bout and prior most think Young out clowned and outpointed Ali in that fight to no avail.

 

Wlad's comp in numbers and quality dwarf that of Lar, exacerbated by he and Vitali were clearly the most ducked fighters of the modern era.

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