Tyson Fury's manager confirms stance on boxing retirement with announcement imminent

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury's manager has opened up on the possibility of retirement

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 05/11/2023

- 11:31

The Gypsy King battled his way to a controversial victory over former UFC star Francis Ngannou last weekend

Earlier in the week it was suggested that Tyson Fury could quit boxing and retire following his win over Francis Ngannou.

The Gypsy King wasn't at his best during the showdown in Saudi Arabia, winning via split decision having been shockingly floored in round three of the bout.

George Groves then expressed a belief that Fury could end up retiring, having looked a shadow of his usual self during the fight.

Yet the 35-year-old's manager, Spencer Brown, has now dismissed that idea while speaking to Sky Sports.

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury was unconvincing during his recent win over Francis Ngannou


"There is absolutely no truth in this, none whatsoever," he said.

"Tyson is raring to go."

Fury is now set to fight Oleksandr Usyk in early 2024, with the showdown between the two men due to be pushed back.

They had originally been scheduled to fight in Saudi Arabia on December 23.

Fury had even suggested he would sue Usyk if they were forced to delay their blockbuster battle, which will have the attention of the world.

But Top Rank president Todd duBoef has said an announcement over a new date is imminent.

"The heavy lifting's done relatively," he stated.

"The heavy lifting of getting people to agree is done.

"I haven't felt any of the parties involved, that were ready to do this in December, going in a different direction other than going forward.

"Now we're just trying to finetune some of this, the date and everything like that.

"I think there's a promise, there's a glimmer of hope out there, a big glimmer, that this will hopefully come to fruition.

"I think in the coming weeks, it might not be weeks even, days, we should be seeing something that solidifies everything."

Boxing promoter Frank Warren also said the IFB had agreed to a delay, too, despite concerns they would refuse to ratify the fight.

“The fight will happen before 2 March and it will be for the undisputed title and all four belts,” he said.

“The IBF have given consent for that now and it’s all done. The fight is on.

"Everybody’s agreed, and it will be announced fairly soon.”

Warren explained the reasoning for the delay, insisting Fury needed more time to recover from his fight with Ngannou and also wanted to get to know his new son.

“It was a tough fight to win so he needs to go home and take a couple of weeks off," he said.

"And then you’ve only got six weeks to train.

"If the fight against Ngannou had ended early, 23 December would have been a very reliable date.


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Boxing news: Tyson Fury is due to face Oleksandr Usyk in early 2024


"But when Tyson said he was still ready to fight Usyk, I said: ‘You’re not.’”

And, when quizzed on whether Fury was in decline, Warren continued: “Look, you can get somebody becoming very old in boxing overnight.

"I don’t think it’s the case with Tyson and we’ll find out in his next fight.

"My opinion is that I don’t think anybody expected that from Ngannou.

"I did expect he would be tough but I genuinely never expected that Ngannou could shape up as a boxer like he did."

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