By: Sean Crose
It’s strange. It’s frustrating. It’s also believable. Tyson Fury, who is still considered a WBC and world heavyweight champion, has decided to retire once again. This after recently named Derek Chisora and announced that he had a new coach. Fury loves to play mind games, but sometimes he really seems to outdo himself. If the goal is to maintain attention until he gets a crack at the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s upcoming rematch with Anthony Joshua, the plan is working great.
The following appeared on Fury’s Twitter page on Friday morning:
“Sincere thanks to EVERYONE FOR INVESTMENT IN MY CAREER IN THE YEARS AND AFTER THE LONG HARD CHANGES IV FINALLY DECISION TO WALK ON MY 34th BIRTHDAY, Bonn. HEAR SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SPECIAL IN THE WAY…”
This continued into a second tweet:
“.@frankwarren_tv Road Hill, @btsportboxingDad, Spencer Brown, Steve Egan, @espn@WBCBoxing@trboxing Jimmy Harrington, @AndyLeeBoxing@ isaaclowe6@BenDavison_ , @ Kristianblackl1Tim Allcock, Robert Davies, Shane Fury, Hughie Fury, James Ward”
Fury then went on to add a third tweet:
“Sorry IF I omitted a lot of names! ABOUT MASSIVE TO @ parisfury1 WHO HELP ME MORE THAN ANYONE. & THANK GOD PLEASE SEE YOU OTHER PARTY ANYONE GROWTH IN 2008-2022
After knocking out longtime rival Dillian Whyte in thunderous style this past April, Fury announced his retirement from boxing. Many people don’t believe the towering Brit, as Fury is known to be basically talkative. Indeed, it’s hard to imagine many would believe that the undefeated, 32-0-1 Fury would still be retired right now – no chance of being the undisputed heavyweight champion standing before him. . As for, if Fury faced the winner Usyk-Joshua, the winner of that fight would hold the linear championship of the world, along with every major recognized title in the tournament. There is no small matter.
While his public words and actions may be seen as outrageous, Fury has undeniably proven himself to be an excellent fighter. Men can do more than that. As a tall build that can use his size as well as a surprisingly effective skill set, Fury is the rare big man (he’s 6’9 inches tall) that can hit the box, if not I mean better than he can hit. Make no mistake about it, “The Gyspy King,” as Fury likes to call himself, is as unique inside the ring as he is outside.
That’s why people pay attention when he speaks.