Boxing fans think Tyson Fury will 'retire' with 'time up' after crushing Oleksandr Usyk defeat

Boxing fans think Tyson Fury will 'retire' with 'time up' after crushing Oleksandr Usyk defeat

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 19/05/2024

- 10:21

The Gypsy King has been beaten in a professional boxing match for the very first time

Boxing fans think Tyson Fury could opt to quit boxing and retire in the wake of his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night.

The 35-year-old lost on points in Saudi Arabia, with Usyk coming out on top after wobbling Fury in the ninth round of their bout.

After the fight, both men made it clear they were open to fighting again.

The duo signed a two-fight deal prior to the clash, with a second showdown widely expected to take place in October.

Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on points in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night


Yet some boxing fans on X think Fury could retire from the sport, instead of duelling Usyk for a second time.

One user wrote: "Tyson Fury will most probably retire after this. Lineal champ talks over. Not undefeated. 1st loss woes. Stressed and unhappy."

A second stated: "I suspect Fury will retire."

A third opined: "I think Tyson Fury will retire his legs are gone and with AJ's power that can't be good for Tyson's health."

A fourth suggested Fury's 'time is up', stating: "The truth is Tyson Fury lost the fight and his time is up.

"Usyk won the fight and the credit goes to him. The rematch will not change a single thing. Tyson take the money and retire."

Another said: "Time to retire.. guess Tommy [Fury] will be the new family breadwinner boxing up these influencers."

A sixth said: "@Tyson_Fury you’re too slow now mate age catches us all but thanks for the memories.

"Please retire as I don’t want to see you damaged."

And a seventh said: "Goodness! I think @Tyson_Furyshould retire, I'm not sure he has the discipline to go back to being the undisputed champion again."

Fury, however, has made it clear he wants a rematch to happen.

“We go back to our families and we run it back in October," he said.

"For sure, we’ll rest up, then get back on it in October, I thought I won the fight but I’m not going to cry and make excuses.”

And Usyk, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, added: “Yes, of course.

"I am ready for a rematch.”


Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury has insisted he'll be back after his crushing defeat to Oleksandr Usyk


Not everybody is convinced, however.

Johnny Nelson thinks Fury could opt to 'walk away' from the sport, telling Sky Sports: "Tyson’s team will have serious conversations after this to motivate him and get his mind back.

“Don’t be surprised if Tyson walks away from this.

‘What else can he do? How can he improve from that? This defeat would have affected his head and his heart."

And Barry McGuigan thinks Fury is declining, with his powers of recovery not 'as good as they used to be'.

Oleksandr Usyk

Oleksandr Usyk was visibly delighted after stunning Tyson Fury in their fight in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night


"Tyson is starting to drop," he observed.

"His ability to take a shot isn't as good as it used to be, his powers of recovery aren't as good as they used to be and he's getting older."

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