Fury Will Not Retire Following The Ngannou Fight – Says Frank Warren

November 15, 2023
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In the latest boxing news, Frank Warren has stated that Tyson Fury will not be retiring following his performance against Francis Ngannou.

The comments arrived in the aftermath of Fury’s below-par performance against the former UFC heavyweight champion. During the course of the bout, Fury was floored in the third round as he managed to walk away with a split-decision win.

Thereafter, there was an expectation on Fury to face Oleksandr Usyk on December 23rd, 2023. Although that may have been the case, Fury refused to confirm that the fight would go ahead in December.

Meanwhile, Warren stated that the fight would not be happening until next year. In response, there were reports that Fury would walk away from the sport.

Eddie Hearn confirmed that it was not possible to guarantee that Fury would face Usyk. And yet, Warren has downplayed suggestions that he would be walking away from the sport.

Warren On Fury

“But it was an off night [for Fury]. He won the fight, and he does get clipped in fights. It’s happened a couple of times in fights, and I hate to see that. He knows better than anybody, Tyson. He knows better than me, you, about what he should be doing. “If he wanted to retire, I would wholeheartedly back him. He doesn’t want to retire, and I don’t think he should retire because it was what it was: an off night. We’ll certainly find out if it was an off night or not in his next fight,” Warren stated

Nevertheless, there are still question marks over the actual fight date. Alex Krassyuk has confirmed that Usyk has agreed to a new fight date, which is expected to be announced very soon.

However, there is no guarantee that Fury will enter the ring on that date. Prior to the Ngannou fight, Fury confirmed that Usyk would be sued if he tried to get out of the December date.

But now that it has been moved, there are worries that Fury is no longer the same fighter. Having said that, though, Warren was clear that Fury had an off night.

Fury’s Performance

“Until the first bell went, he didn’t know what was in front of him. Look on the other side. Did Ngannou turn out to be the fighter that you thought he would be? He wasn’t in there with someone that was hapless and couldn’t fight, and if that happened against somebody that couldn’t fight and wasn’t what everybody said he was going to be before the fight, then I’d sit there and say, ‘Yeah, maybe your right,” Warren

Ultimately, fans have been waiting since 1999 to see the first undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. But until both fighters enter the ring, there are still a few hurdles that need overcoming.

But one thing that Fury has shown is that he can rise to the level of opposition that he is facing. And there is not getting away from that. Find all the latest boxing news and MMA breaking updates on boxingblitz.