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Hearn Believes Fury Will Retire After Two-Fight Series With Joshua

Eddie Hearn, promoter for WBA, IBO, IBF, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, does not believe Tyson Fury's vow to continue fighting until he's 40-years-old.

He feels Fury, the current WBC champion, will retire from the sport after having back to back fights with Joshua.

Back in February, Fury captured the WBC title with a seven round stoppage of Wilder at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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At the moment, Fury is contracted to face Wilder in a trilogy fight - targeted for the fall.

While initially stating that he plans to retire after a handful of fights - Fury changed his mind and promised to fight most of the top contenders in the weight.

"I’ve been thinking about it and initially I had three fights left on my contract, I’ve got two fights left on it now, I’ve got Wilder and Joshua, but I’m just going to keep going because there’s nothing else to do is there really?," said Fury.

"For me, I’m 31 years old, fit as a fiddle, in great mental spirits, I train three or four times a day for bants, and it’s like, 'what else am I going to do with my life?.' You know, there’s plenty of other fighters out there for me to beat up on. You’ve got Dillian Whyte, Jarrell Miller, [Kubrat] Pulev, [Andy] Ruiz, [Luis] Ortiz, [Daniel] Dubois, [Joe] Joyce, there’s loads. There’s Efe Ajagba, the big Nigerian Olympian, there’s Tony Yoka the French Olympic gold medallist."

But Hearn is not sold on Fury's recent chatter.

He believes Fury will eventually reach a deal for a two-fight series with Joshua in 2021 - and then retire in the aftermath.

"You can’t really take what he says too seriously," Hearn told IFL TV. "One day he says he wants to fight Dilian Whyte for the Diamond title, the next he says doesn’t want that fight. I think Fury is probably going to take the two AJ fights and then pack it in.

"I can’t speak on his behalf but he would have fought for the world title twice, won it. He would have fought an undisputed fight. I don’t think Fury has the same kind of hunger AJ has. AJ wants to beat all of the contenders."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Ray* on 05-27-2020

Fury says he has 3 fights left, but it’s difficult to speak for Fury. No one speaks for Fury not even Fury. So once he smashes Wilder again he might retire again and let Whyte and whoever pays the WBC…

Comment by REDEEMER on 05-27-2020

[QUOTE=texasboi15;20578717][B][I]Mark my words Joshua will NEVER fight Fury OR Wilder. Watch.[/I][/B][/QUOTE] True ,you can’t fight those guys if they keep declining contract offers .

Comment by Oshio on 05-27-2020

Fury will fall back to depression if he retires just after two fights. What would he be doing, rearing wild boar for Hughie?

Comment by The plunger man on 05-26-2020

I agree and if fury beats Joshua then he gets my full approval in walking away. For both fighters there career will be judged on who comes out as the top dog. A massive duel between the top 2 heavyweight…

Comment by denium on 05-26-2020

After Fury beats Joshua twice, he can do whatever he wants to. Personally i think he'll stick around for a bit, he's born to box.

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