Tyson Fury 'legs are gone' after boxing retirement stance was confirmed by manager

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury has been scrutinised ever since his controversial win over Francis Ngannou

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 06/11/2023

- 08:53

The Gyspy King was unconvincing during his recent victory over Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury has been told his 'legs are gone' following his recent victory over Francis Ngannou, despite the Brit being set to carry on in the sport.

George Groves recently expressed a belief that the 35-year-old might retire from the sport after his unconvincing win in Saudi Arabia at the tail end of last month.

Fury's manager has since dismissed those claims, however, with Spencer Brown saying: "There is absolutely no truth in this, none whatsoever.

"Tyson is raring to go."

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Fury is set to fight Oleksandr Usyk next.

The 35-year-old was originally due to step into the ring with the Ukrainian in December 23 in Riyadh.

With Fury left bruised after his showdown with Ngannou, however, that fight has now been pushed back.

Instead, the duo will do battle in early 2024 with a new date in February primed to be announced.

Former British boxer Johnny Nelson, however, has warned Fury his legs 'are gone' and that he isn't the same as years gone by.

Speaking to Seconds Out, he said: “Tyson didn’t deserve the win, but he got the win because he landed more shots due to his pedigree, and we know who he is.

"So that’s why he got the nod."

He continued: “Francis Ngannou, that was his first professional fight, and if he got the win, you couldn’t complain.

“So, he was either unprofessional, or Tyson Fury is starting to slip, and his legs have gone.

"Tyson Fury, his movement, if you’re saying you trained, then your legs are gone.

"I’m saying something that nobody has actually picked up on."

Herbert then boldly said fans were starting to see the decline of Fury, despite the 35-year-old remaining undefeated in the sport so far.

“I think his legs are gone," he stated.

"If you look at his movement, it took him six rounds to get his range.

“This guy [Ngannou] was clipping him, putting him under pressure. This guy didn’t have one professional boxing fight. That should have never happened in a million years.

“Even if Tyson Fury underestimated, then Tyson Fury’s jabbing and movement should have been enough to keep him off.

"I just thought, ‘His legs are gone.’ It happens to us all at some point.

"I’m telling you now: I think this is the beginning of the slide of Tyson Fury."

The Gypsy King has also been scrutinised for the people he surrounds himself with - insisting there are too many 'yes-men' in his camp.

“He surrounds himself with people who are scared to tell him the truth because there’s so much involved,” Herbert added.


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“They don’t want to lose their job. If he barks at them, they’ll back up because they value their job.

“This is going to disable your development if you all of a sudden cannot take constructive criticism or counsel.

"Everyone around you will say, ‘Yes, sir. No, sir.’

"Shane [Fury] was right. Shane was in that camp and was right to say that there are too many yes-men."

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