What does the future offer for Fury? A trilogy fight with Wilder, a unity fight against Joshua or retirement?
After Tyson Fury’s devastating dismantling of Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, the question is now on everyone’s lips: what’s next?
Under the terms of the Fury vs Wilder II contract, the Bronze Bomber may invoke a clause that would cause a trilogy fight between the pair.
Fury promoter Frank Warren has hinted that Wilder wants to use that option, despite the crushing loss that threw his corner in the towel.
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However, should the American miss his option to fight Fury for the third time and look elsewhere, then there are some attractive prospects for the Gypsy King.
Anthony Joshua, who owns the belts of the other world in the heavyweight division, would be the most exciting match-up in an all-British single fight.
Matchroom supremo Eddie Hearn insists that he will do everything in his power to make the fight take place, in a collision that Warren said would be the biggest British sporting event since the 1966 World Cup Final.
Another Brit, Dillian Whyte, is also in the frame, mainly because he is now the mandatory challenger of Fury in the heavyweight division.
But in what direction will Fury, after such a historic Vegas moment, go? The 31-year-old himself, his close entourage plus boxing matchers and experts have their say …
TYSON FURY – OR WILDER OR JOSHUA
In the aftermath of Saturday’s fight, Fury stated that he would like to fight Wilder again if he invokes the rematch clause for attack No. 3.
“I expect it [Wilder] want a rematch and I’ll have that, “Fury said BT Sport.
“Big fights must have trilogies. And I want it here, across the road, at the Raiders Stadium outside for 70,000 people. “
Fury says he would like to participate in a third Wilder fight, but also wants to fight Joshua
If a third fight continues, the Gypsy King wants the fight to be held at Raiders Stadium
Despite that, the WBC champion also implied that a fight – and a win – against fellow countryman Joshua would complete his career in a unification conflict.
“I have another old guy across the pond who might want a little tickle. Then that’s it. It is complete. Done.’
No matter who Fury faces, after one of the great British heavyweight performances at the MGM Grand this weekend, he will be the favorite.
JOHN FURY – PENSION
This was an opinion in the left field that few expected.
Fury’s father John, who has trained his son to be a world class, has called on Tyson to retire, urging him to focus on his young family and being a father.
John Fury told Good Morning Britain that he wants his son Tyson to stop boxing now
WHAT IS NEXT FOR TYSON FURY – THE ODDS
- 1/10 Anthony Joshua will not fight Fury in 2020
- 1/5 Anger to fight Wilder for the third time in 2020
- 5/4 The struggle that is taking place in Saudi Arabia
- 2/1 The fight taking place at Wembley
- 5/1 Joshua is fighting Fury in 2020
- 8/1 The struggle to take place at Madison Square Garden
- 14/1 The struggle to take place in Old Trafford
- 14/1 Anger retired in 2020
- 20/1 Anthony Joshua will retire in 2020
- 25/1 Deontay Wilder retired in 2020
* Odds courtesy of Paddy Power
“I want my son to retire now. He has done enough. It was a tough fight for him. I want him to pack it now, “Fury Snr. Good Morning Britain told on Monday morning.
“I think it’s in the back of his mind. He can’t do it anymore. He has won every professional title. Enough is enough. There is more to life now. He gave everything.
‘He is 32 years old. He has a young family and I really believe that his children deserve their father. He has done enough and that is my opinion. “
When he set up a potential fight against Joshua, Fury’s father was dismissive of the idea.
“I think Joshua … Tyson had proven he was above that level. Joshua is lost to a much lesser man than Deontay Wilder.
‘I don’t agree with that, because if you sell one item, five more will come into play. Where does it end? “
Anthony Joshua has four heavyweight belts in the world after beating Andy Ruiz in December
TOMMY FURY – JOSHUA FIGHT
Fury’s younger brother, professional boxer and Love Island star Tommy, has supported Tyson to face and defeat Joshua in a completely British confrontation.
“The fight with Anthony Joshua will happen,” Tommy said iFL TV.
I will now tell you that Joshua is not good enough to put on Tyson’s boots. Not once. He is [Fury] everyone is going to prove wrong again. “
Fury’s younger brother Tommy with Tyson’s belts that he won on Saturday in Las Vegas
FRANK WARREN – JOSHUA FIGHT
Although Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has suggested that Wilder’s camp is likely to invoke the rematch clause for Fury vs. Wilder III, he has also insisted not to make the Joshua fight a realistic possibility.
Speaking after Saturday night’s entertainment, Warren said of the Joshua fight: “That would have been the biggest sporting event in the UK since England won the World Cup.
“You couldn’t get a ticket for it. The stumbling block is that he [Joshua] must fight against Pulev.
Fury promoter Frank Warren insists on a date with AJ, although he knows it is out of his hands
“If I were him, I wouldn’t fight Pulev, I’d even leave the belts to fight Tyson. He shouldn’t take the risk.
“I prefer that he does not take the risk, I prefer that Wilder does not take the rematch and let’s move on.”
BOB ARUM – OR WILDER OR JOSHUA
Co-promoter alongside Warren, Bob Arum also insisted that per contract for the second fight a third fight will be followed if team Wilder acts on it, even if it happens next year.
“[Wilder] can now refrain from a third and get himself together and do it again next year, in which case Tyson Fury is busy with other opponents.
“If [Wilder] want to continue, that is what the contract says and we will honor that. “
EDDIE HOORN – JOSHUA FIGHT AGAINST
Meanwhile, Joshua’s promoter Hearn sings promisingly from the same hymn magazine as Warren.
“It has become the biggest fight in the history of sport worldwide,” Fury talkSPORT told of the match between Joshua and Fury.
“We must let this fight take place. We will never have the chance for two Britons to fight for an undisputedly tough world championship. I promise we will do everything to make this fight take place. “
Eddie Hearn insists that he will do everything to ensure that his client Joshua takes on Fury
Fury recently called Joshua via FaceTime to discuss the possibility of a showdown
Regarding a third fight against Wilder as a potential obstacle, Hearn did not believe that the public would be interested in a trilogy fight.
“I don’t think anyone wants to see a third fight, it was so convincing, but we’ll see if he wants to practice it.
“I’ve already talked to AJ, he wants this fight. He has no fear of fighting Tyson Fury and he wants to be undisputed.
“Every country in the world will try to get this fight, but for me it should happen in the UK. As Joshua’s team, we think we will win this fight. ”
DILIAN WHYTE – YOURSELF!
One of the most fascinating exchanges that emerged from the weekend’s action was a spit between heavyweight Dilian Whyte and his promoter Hearn on Twitter.
After the Matchroom supremo tweeted his excitement about a potential undisputed collision, Whyte expressed his anger about his own promoter and said, “What about doing the right thing and forcing him to fight me first as the number 1 challenger.” ”
Whyte hit Eddie Hearn’s tweet before congratulating Fury on his latest triumph
Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Fury’s belt, although it is the third favorite among bookmakers
Given that Fury now has the WBC belt, Whyte is indeed the mandatory challenger for Fury, although that does not necessarily mean that his next opponent will receive Wilder’s re-match clause.
Will another Briton in the team that has already pushed Joshua in an exciting 2015 meeting, get Whyte a seat at the table?
SHELLY FINKEL (WILDER’S PROMOTER) – WILDER FIGHT
Despite the crushing defeat, Wilder’s promoter Shelly Finkel inevitably wanted a third fight to take place.
“Deontay will take the time, but you’ll see these guys in the ring again,” he said in the aftermath.
“I have often told him that you have the rematch for whatever reason.”
Wilder and his camp have 30 days from the date of the fight – so until March 23 – to determine their rematch clause if they wish.
DAVID HAYE – JOSHUA FIGHT
David Haye, a former heavyweight world champion, admitted he wanted to see a fight between Fury and Joshua, and gave Fury the slender upper hand when the two clash.
David Haye has given his support to a completely British heavyweight collision between Fury and Joshua
“I think you should go with the undefeated man. That’s why I believe Anthony Joshua wants this fight – it’s the chance to get that official number 1 title, “Haye said iFL TV.
“It’s so nice that it’s two Brits because it makes it easier to happen. AJ is significantly better rounded than Wilder, he can box which he demonstrated last time. He can beat it and confuse it.
“It’s a 50/50 fight – you might give Fury a bit the lead.”