Earlier this week, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury once again announced his retirement - just days after announcing that he wanted to fight again, in a trilogy fight with Derek Chisora.
The World Boxing Council is no rushing to determine the situation of their heavyweight title. However, the sanctioning body has placed a deadline for Fury to officially confirm his decision.
“We had a conversation with his promoter, and we gave him 10 days, until the 26th [of August], so they can send us a written confirmation of his final decision," WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman told Izquierdazo. “With that, we can proceed to address the situation with the belt."
Sulaiman did not want to confirm if the title would become vacant at the end of the month. He prefers to wait for the deadline.
“We will wait until August 26th”, Sulaiman said. “That is our deadline to have a formal confirmation of their final decision. We have no rush. He has been a big hero inside the ring and out of it”.
In the event that Fury’s retirement decision is final, Sulaiman wants to celebrate his career.
“We talked about that (with his promoter), we will be waiting for him in Mexico”, Sulaiman said. “If he confirms his retirement, we will have a big celebration for Tyson Fury."
Sulaiman respects Fury’s decision and wishes him the best for the future.
“He decided to say goodbye to boxing, despite being in the peak of his career”, Sulaiman said. “He has a beautiful family, he is enjoying life, and he still has a lot to give inside the ring and out of it."
On the other hand, most expect Fury to fight again - at least one more time - against the winner of the upcoming rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk, who battle for the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA titles on August 20th in Saudi Arabia.