Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury instantly got slandered by his haters and Oleksandr Usyk’s camp after suffering the eye injury that made the fight be postponed until May. Both camps already agreed to keep the fight on but make it a few months later, which means we are still getting to see the unification bout. But all that criticism also came with suggestions that Tyson Fury should already think of retirement, he is already 35 years old. But for the undefeated Gypsy King, the fight plan seems to be at least another five years long. Keep in mind that he has been preparing for the biggest challenge of his career to date. Both he and Usyk already signed a deal or two fights, no matter what.
Tyson Fury has another two names in mind after Usyk
Here is where the future for boxing fans gets more interesting, assuming Tyson Fury doesn’t lose spectacularly or gets hurt against the Ukrainian. The next few years seem exciting as Tyson Fury knows the people want to see him fight Anthony Joshua no matter what. The two biggest British heavyweights of the last decade have to fight each other at some point. Box office numbers on that one would be insane simply by thinking about the protagonists. Fury knows this and Joshua is on his list, but there is another one on his list. Perhaps the only fighter who has embarrassed him throughout his entire career. We are obviously talking about Francis Ngannou, whom he defeated on paper but made him look ridiculous on the ring.
Fury laid out his plan for the future on a recent Instagram post, this is what he said: “I’m hearing talk of people saying that I should retire or I’m gonna retire soon, or whatever. I ain’t retiring anywhere, I’ve got two fights with Usyk, for the undisputed twice. Then I’m gonna fight AJ at least once. Maybe twice if there’s a rematch, if he wants one after the first battering I give him and then I’m gonna fight Ngannou again and that’s just to start. So there’s five little fights for you to whet your appetite with. I ain’t going nowhere. Nowhere. I’m 35-year-old in the prime of my life.”