Tyson Fury’s 3 Biggest Wins
Tyson Fury is the WBC, Ring Magazine and the Lineal heavyweight champion of the world. The 33-year-old from Lancashire, England, is rated as the number one fighter on the planet in the top weight category, ahead of the likes of Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder. He boasts a remarkable professional boxing record, detailing 32 wins, no defeats and a single draw. But it looks like his time at the top of the fight game is coming to an end with the Gypsy King contemplating retirement.
Following an impressive knockout win over fellow Englishman Dillian Whyte at Wembley in his last outing, Fury took to the mic in his post-match interview to tell fans he has achieved everything he set out to in the sport – and then some. He believes the time is right to hang up the gloves with a unification fight for all the titles looking as unlikely as ever. Usyk currently holds all the belts, not in the possession of Fury, but he is scheduled to fight AJ in a rematch this summer. That means neither Usyk nor Joshua are likely to fight again this year. That appears to have forced Tyson’s move.
The world’s leading gambling apps, from the best online betting sites in South Carolina to the top high-street gambling offices of the UK – offer odds on what’s next for Fury. Fans can make predictions on whether he’ll retire or name his next opponent before the end of 2022. The earlier you make your picks, the better the odds should be. You can even predict Fury’s next opponent and the outcome of the bout if you are seeking a bigger price.
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Tyson Fury’s 3 Biggest Wins
The champion has options
Some of the options for Fury’s next fight include the division’s other main names in Usyk, AJ, Derek Chisora and Joe Parker. There’s also the possibility of Fury giving a chance to one of the contenders currently sitting on the outskirts of the division. That includes Joe Joyce, Michael Hunter and Frank Sanchez.
While retirement is a possibility at this stage, few boxing fans expect Fury to follow through with his threat to retire. Instead, they believe he is using his retirement as a bargaining tool to encourage the winner of Usyk v Joshua to the table while ramping up his potential pay. It costs millions to get Fury in the ring but even more to drag him out of retirement.
There are more questions than answers regarding Fury’s future at this stage, so we take a minute to look back at the towering champion’s best bits. Below you’ll find our three favourite Tyson Fury wins.
This is the fight that really launched Fury’s career as he beat the long-running world champion and smashed the Klitschko brothers’ dominance of the top division. He was written off by just about everyone before the start of the contest, but Fury won a points decision in Germany, sending shockwaves through the sport and making headlines across the globe. He won the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO world championship belts that evening in Dusseldorf but was forced to relinquish the titles due to issues outside boxing.
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The win over Seferi was nowhere near his best performance, but it was an important win. After three years out of the ring, battling depression, alcohol and drug abuse, obesity and other issues, Fury was back, and he looked better than anyone could have expected. He stopped Seferi in round four of a contest scheduled for ten at the Manchester Arena. Few – if indeed any – fighter has come back from such crippling problems, and in style too.
Fury and Wilder fought out a trilogy, with the Englishman winning 2-0 after their first meeting ended in a draw. Most thought Tyson was unfortunate not to have won all three. The opening bout ended in a split decision share, but Tyson took the decision out of the judges’ hands in the second fight, scoring a seventh-round TKO. The third was even more exciting, with both fighters hitting the deck, but Fury won in round 11 to successfully defend his belt. We haven’t seen too much of Wilder since, but rumours suggest he’s nearing a comeback.
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