WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has his sights firmly set on a future showdown against former champion Anthony Joshua, brushing aside talks of retirement and outlining an ambitious five-fight plan.
Fury, known for his brash personality and formidable boxing prowess, remains undeterred despite a postponement in his highly anticipated undisputed bout against Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk. Originally scheduled to take place in Riyadh later this month, the bout was rescheduled for May 18 in Saudi Arabia due to Fury sustaining a deep cut above his eye during training.
In a recent Instagram post, Fury emphasized his commitment to the sport, dispelling retirement rumors and revealing his plans for future fights. “I ain’t retiring. I’ve got two fights with Usyk for the undisputed, twice. Then I’m going to fight AJ (Joshua) at least once, maybe twice, if there’s a rematch — if he wants one after the first battering I give him,” Fury declared, exuding confidence in his abilities.
Fury’s proposed five-fight plan includes a rematch with Usyk, regardless of the outcome of their initial bout, followed by clashes against former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, whom he defeated in October. However, the highlight of Fury’s agenda remains a long-awaited showdown with Joshua, a matchup that has captured the imagination of boxing fans worldwide.
With 34 victories and one draw since turning professional in 2008, Fury has solidified his status as one of the most dominant figures in the heavyweight division. His recent victory over Ngannou, albeit controversial, showcased his resilience and skill inside the ring, setting the stage for future blockbuster matchups.
Meanwhile, Joshua, a two-time former world champion, is gearing up for a non-title fight against Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on March 8, adding another layer of intrigue to the heavyweight landscape.