Mike Tyson urges Tyson Fury NOT to hang up his gloves amid suggestions that the Gypsy King might retire
Mike Tyson urges Tyson Fury to ‘keep winning’ amid suggestions that Gypsy King might RETIRE after knocking out Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight, as it is unclear who he will face next in the ring.
- Boxing icon Mike Tyson has urged Tyson Fury not to hang up his gloves just yet
- There were suggestions that the Brit would retire after beating Deontay Wilder.
- Fury’s next opponent is still unclear after Anthony Joshua was defeated by Usyk.
- However, Iron Mike has told Fury to ‘keep winning’ and dominate the division.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has urged Tyson Fury not to hang up his gloves amid rumors that he could walk away from the sport following his electrifying win against Deontay Wilder earlier this month.
Fury sent Wilder to the canvas with a violent 11th round knockout punch to end the fight in Las Vegas and remain the undefeated linear heavyweight and WBC champion.
In the lead up to the fight, the 33-year-old Briton suggested he could walk away from the happy sport, and others have said the ‘Gypsy King’ has nothing left to prove after beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and Wilder twice.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson (right) has urged Tyson Fury (left) not to hang up his gloves just yet.
Tyson, who goes by the name Fury, said he hopes that won’t be the case after what he called a “very exciting” fight.
“Keep winning bro, keep winning,” Tyson said while promoting his new cannabis retail company, Tyson 2.0.
‘He is the linear champion. He is the man who hit the man. He is heavyweight boxing, period. It is, no one else.
Retired British boxer Ricky Hatton has said he hopes Fury will step away from the sport and Fury’s wife, Paris, said she hopes he will in the coming years.
It’s unclear who Fury will fight next, though many hope he’ll give Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk a chance, who stunned Anthony Joshua in September to claim the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts.
There were suggestions that Gypsy King would retire after beating Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.
The winner of that fight would become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis 21 years ago.
Tyson said that Fury (31-0-1) is already the best heavyweight in the eyes of fight fans.
Ask anyone except Usyk, who is the heavyweight champion? And Usyk could even say it’s Fury, ” Tyson said.
Fury suffered from substance abuse, weight gain, and mental health issues that brought him to the brink of suicide after he defeated Klitschko to capture the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
He was stripped of those titles when he failed to defend them, but he defeated his demons and resurfaced as an even more fearsome fighter, as well as a passionate advocate for mental health awareness.
Ricky Hatton (right) insists that any fight for Fury must be meaningful or an unnecessary risk.
Paris Fury (right) believes her husband Tyson (left) will retire from boxing within two years
As for Wilder (42-2-1), Tyson said the American needs to shake off the loss and move on.
“Keep fighting, earn money, rack up your money and get through the day,” he said.
Tyson is looking to increase its own fortune with the launch of Tyson 2.0, which it hopes will become a ‘powerhouse’ in the market.
And unlike some famous brands, Tyson, who hosts the popular ‘Hotboxin’ podcast with Mike Tyson, said he will be in charge of the manager.
“I’m going to be the guinea pig for all my products,” he laughed.