Tyson Fury's wife makes retirement plea ahead of huge announcement

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Boxing news: Paris Fury wants Tyson Fury to retire after Oleksandr Usyk fight

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 08/11/2023

- 09:53

The Gypsy King has been the centre of attention ever since his recent victory over Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury's wife has admitted she'd love him to retire after his upcoming fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

An announcement is expected imminently to confirm the two men will go to war in February, with their fight previously scheduled for December.

Fury wants more time to recover, however, having been left bruised following his recent victory over Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia.

Talk of the 35-year-old retiring just yet has been dismissed by his manager.

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Boxing news: Paris Fury worries about Tyson Fury each time he steps into the ring


But wife Paris, speaking to iFL TV, has admitted she'd love her husband to quit boxing once his fight with Usyk is out of the way.

“I’m hoping after Usyk [his upcoming fight against Oleksandr Usyk] that will be the end of it," she said.

When it was explained to Paris that Fury would likely face Usyk on two more occasions, she seemed far from happy.

She said the news was 'news to her' and said she'd 'hoped to have him home'.

According to OK! Magazine, Paris fears for Fury each time he steps into the ring.

She is said to 'hate that feelings', with the source adding: “It’s been very stressful for her and yet Tyson won’t stop.

"He feels that fighting keeps him in a positive mental state.

"Paris is worried because she knows the physical effects a fight can have on him."

Fury was unconvincing during his recent victory over Ngannou, only winning via split decision.

But there's no sign of the Gypsy King walking away from boxing yet, especially with his fight with Usyk due to be announced.

The Ukrainian's promoter, Alex Krassyuk, has revealed confirmation of their rescheduled fight is imminent.

Speaking to Boxing News, he said: “He’s absolutely ready to go and he knows how to deal with Tyson.

“That’s why I feel confident, that’s why I feel relaxed about this fight.

“The only thing that I’m really concerned about is to make this fight happen.

"In the contract, it was December 23, but it’s a matter of common sense and common reason.

"If a fighter isn’t ready to go, you cannot make him.

“We would rather stay flexible, stay relaxed.

"We have settled already on the new date [in February] and next week, we’re going to announce it; hopefully, of course."

On what Usyk thinks about Fury, he added: “When you treat your opponent with disrespect when you overlook your opponent, sometimes s**t happens.

"That was an unlucky night for our guy.

“From a boxing point of view, Tyson Fury won the fight. The fight is scored by the rounds.

"So, according to my card, he was a couple of rounds ahead, and that’s normal.


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Boxing news: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk's new fight date is expected to be announced soon


"He lost a couple of rounds. One round, he definitely lost for having a knockdown, but in general, he won.

“The emotional impression was an absolute underdog, an MMA fighter with zero chance, suddenly fires up the world.

"So now Tyson Fury is in the position of being frustrated about what the world has about him.

“The only man who doesn’t trust Tyson Fury is Oleksandr Usyk because he still thinks Tyson Fury was playing a game [in his fight with Ngannou].

“He thinks Tyson Fury was not serious.

"When he steps foot into the ring with Oleksandr Usyk, he will be at his best.”

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