Tyson Fury says he will quit as world heavyweight king and the WBC say they plan to speak to unbeaten Gypsy King to confirm his plans #WhisperEyeNews #TysonFury #boxing #boxingnews
Tyson Fury claims he will quit after defending his WBC and Ring magazine world heavyweight titles in front of a record 94,000 people at Wembley.
The WBC say they will speak to him soon to press him on his retirement plans and if he will relinquish their title.
President Mauricio Sulaiman is offering to make Fury an emeritus champion so that he could come back anytime to fight for his crown.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren claims the WBC should back off and he says no one can tell the world heavyweight champ what to do. Warren does not understand the urgency from the WBC when the unbeaten Gypsy King has just fulfilled his mandatory in beating Dillian Whyte.
He claims the WBC should not pressurize Fury and that he, along with his wife Paris, will decide his future when he is ready.
“No one’s going to tell Tyson Fury what to do,” said the Queensberry Promotions chief. “The only person who will tell Tyson Fury what to do will be Paris or himself.
“There’s nothing for the WBC to assess. I don’t see any relevance because there’s no mandatory due, so what are they going to talk about?
“Why would they strip him? He’s got no mandatory due. The only time he gets stripped is if he doesn’t fulfil his mandatory and he’s just had one, that’s it.
“Whatever he’s going to do, he’s going to do. I can’t tell him what he should do because he’s too intelligent for me to try and influence
“He’s a very smart person, a very clever man.
“Listen, he may turn round and say tomorrow ‘You know what, I’m vacating the title’. He may want to do that.”
Warren, who was speaking at the announcement of his new three-year broadcasting deal with BT Sport, claims Fury could fight on because he has yet to peak at 33.
He will respect whatever decision he takes and urged him not to be tempted to come back in a couple of years’ time if he does quit the ring.
“Is he going to fight again?” said the Hall of Fame promoter. “Who knows? There’s only one person who is going to make that decision and that will be him.
“Me, personally, I would not say to him ‘you need to fight’ because I would never go there with him. If someone’s not got it in their heart to fight, then they shouldn’t be in the ring because it’s the most-dangerous sport you can get involved in and you can get hurt.
“What I wouldn’t like him to do is retire now and then come back because he’s not reached his peak.
“I look at him and I think to come back two or three years later, he ain’t going to be at his peak. So fight at your best, whatever you do, do it when you’re at your best.
“Look at the his fight with Whyte, as much as it was a great event, it was a one-sided fight, he never lost a round.
“He dominated that fight from the moment it was signed, not just in the ring.
“He is a master at how he gets into people’s minds psychologically. The only other two fighters who’ve done that in my time watching boxing, was Muhammad Ali, who was a genius and Mike Tyson in the early days how he intimidated people and 95 per cent of his opponents were beaten before they got in the ring.”