Tyson Fury will be ‘drawn for one more’
By Barry Holbrook: Carl Froch says he expects Tyson Fury to be “lured back” out of retirement if Anthony Joshua does the business against unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in July in their rematch.
If so, Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) has yet to vacate his WBC title because it would rob him and the boxing world of the opportunity to see him fight for the title. undisputed championship against Joshua against Usyk. 2 winner.
Fury told fans last Saturday night that he was “ONLY” going to do “exhibition” matches against fighters like Francois Ngannou following his sixth-round knockout win over Dillian Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs) at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
If Fury, 33, needs a good excuse to delay his retirement, he can always tell the boxing public that he needs to do a farewell fight for the American fans because he didn’t have the chance to give them one last chance to see him.
Froch thinks Fury will choose to fight Joshua if he defeats the IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion, but he admits he’s really against him in the rematch.
Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) is so talented and hard to hit, it probably won’t matter if Joshua tries to impose his size on him.
“I thought he was going to warm up and go into the second half of the fight, but he didn’t get there,” Carl Froch told iFL TV of Dillian Whyte failing to get the win on Tyson Fury.
“Unfortunately for Dillian Whyte. He’s such a nice guy. He tries really hard and works hard. He just got caught with a good uppercut to the chin.
“Time and time again, Dillian Whyte has been hit with uppercutsFroch said, possibly referring to Dillian’s previous two knockout losses to Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin, fights in which he was stopped by uppercuts.
“Potentially, yes,” Froch said when asked if he thought Fury would retire. “He said he would. There’s still a lot of money for him, money he doesn’t need and big fights. You can’t blame him if he retires,” Froch said.
Froch isn’t the one talking about Fury staying to put up a big fight, as when he retired in 2014 he walked away from a huge money fight against Gennadiy Golovkin.
Obviously Froch had his reasons for not wanting to stick around long enough to fight Golovkin, but he would have made a lot of money and it would have been a much better fight in the world than George Groves.
“Do I think he will?” I think he’ll be drawn for one more,said Froch of Fury. “After six months at home with the kids, he’ll be thinking, ‘You know what? I want another fight.
“Tyson Fury will NOT be retiring, let’s be honest. If AJ makes the deal against Usyk, it will happen. I will knock on his [Fury] door saying, ‘Come out of your retreat. We have to see this fight. So I hope AJ does the trick [against Oleksandr Usyk]“, said Froch.