Tyson Fury has instructed his promoter to let the WBC know he intends to keep fighting, Sky Sports understands.
The WBC heavyweight champion has raised the possibility of retirement and the WBC has given him until Friday, August 26 to see if he retains the belt.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman said an “official decision” on Fury’s status as WBC champion will be postponed until next Friday, September 2, due to the recent passing of Fury’s cousin Rico Barton.
Sulaiman tweeted: “@WBCBoxing acknowledges the tragedy that has befallen the Fury family and in light of their grief, @Tyson_Fury’s official decision regarding his status as a heavyweight has been extended by one week until Friday, September 2nd. I have decided to.”
However, Fury has instructed his promotions team to let the WBC know that he intends to resume his boxing career.
The 34-year-old has shown in every way that he has a goal of fighting Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed World Heavyweight Championship.
The Ukrainian won a rematch with Anthony Joshua on Saturday to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
After his last match, Usyk went so far as to declare that the only contest he was interested in right now was Fury.
Usyk promoter Alex Krassyuk has already said: sky sports The Tyson Fury fight is ‘ongoing’.
Fury’s decision to retain the WBC belt is another step towards that showdown.
Fury co-promoter Frank Warren said, “Both fighters want it.
“We are confident that we can make it happen and make Tyson Fury the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
“It will be the biggest heavyweight fight in my boxing career.”
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There should be one champion, right? But it’s been almost 20 years since the undisputed heavyweight champion entered boxing.
Lennox Lewis was widely regarded as the number one heavyweight in the world. After he retired in 2003, the division was dominated by Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko. did.
Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 to give away three belts, and Deontay Wilder won the WBC title that same year.
Fury was out of the sport for two years. Anthony Joshua then went on to unify the WBO, WBA and IBF titles with an impressive win. However, he never fought Wilder when the American held the WBC belt.
It was Fury who beat Wilder in 2018. His two Brits clash when both were champions was never put together and now Joshua has lost his second conclusively to Usyk.
As such, Usyk has become a new threat within the sector. The potential significance of Fury-Usyk is finally when the top two heavyweights in the world box each other to see who’s number one. Exactly what you need for fight boxing.
Boxing’s simplest question – there hasn’t been a simple answer for far too long, but who is the true heavyweight champion?
If we can create Fury-Usyk, the game will finally get the answers it needs.
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