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Boxing: Tyson Fury announces comeback


Tyson Fury announced his retirement in April. Now the 33-year-old wants to fight again, he has already chosen his next opponent. Actually, it's probably about a different goal.

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32 wins, only one draw - boxing world champion Tyson Fury is undefeated so far


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Tyson Fury wants to continue fighting after his supposed retirement in April.

The heavyweight world champion announced his comeback in a video.

"I've decided to return to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight champion in history to have two trilogies," said the 33-year-old Brit.

In the future he will be coached by 28-year-old featherweight Isaac Lowe.

"He knows me better than anyone on the planet and we're a great team."

In the announcement, he challenged Derek Chisora, whom Fury appears to have chosen as his next opponent.

"You call yourself 'war', but you should call yourself chicken because you're running away from the trilogy and the biggest payday of your career," Fury addressed his compatriot directly.

After the fights against American Deontay Wilder (2018, 2020 and 2021), some of which were great spectacles, another fight against Chisora ​​would be a second trilogy for Fury.

The two had already fought each other in 2011 and 2014, and both times Fury was clearly superior.

Chisora ​​is now 38 years old.

In July he fought Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev and won for the first time since 2019.

The much bigger fight

Chisora ​​shouldn't pose a serious threat to Fury.

This pairing, should it materialize any time soon, should be a bridging match and easy money for both boxers.

Because Fury's next, really serious opponent has yet to be determined.

Fury is the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion.

In April he successfully defended his belt at London's Wembley Stadium against Dillian Whyte.

It was his 32nd victory in the 33rd professional fight - so far there has only been a draw in the first fight against Wilder 2018. After the fight in April, Fury spoke of the "last curtain for the Gypsy King".

He would have “achieved everything I wanted to achieve”.

In fact, Fury had since hinted at a return to the boxing ring.

There will be a sporting incentive for the undefeated world champion: On August 20 there will be a rematch between the British Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk from the Ukraine, who had the first duel between the two on points.

If Usyk prevails again, there could be a unification struggle.

Usyk holds World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts.

The winner between Fury and Usyk would become the first undisputed heavyweight boxing champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2022-08-09

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