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Bob Arum says Tyson Fury likely to wait on outcome of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch before deciding future

The Top Rank promoter shares his perspective on Fury’s impending retirement.

Arum says there’s not many enticing options left for Fury.
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum spoke with Fight Hype about the plans of Tyson Fury going forward, and whether or not the WBC heavyweight titleholder will stay “retired” for the long run.

Arum says he believes Fury will have his eyes on one fight in particular.

“I think Fury is gonna wait to see how the Joshua fight comes out with Usyk, and then he’ll make a determination on whether he wants to continue,” Arum said.

“Because other than fighting the winner of Joshua-Usyk, there’s really nothing there that’s really of interest to Tyson Fury, so we’ll have to see.”

There’s no immediate rush for Fury to make any decision here, as even the WBC has mentioned that a mandatory defense of their heavyweight title isn’t due until next year, so for now we’ll just have to wait and see if there’s any fight compelling enough to bring Fury back into the ring.

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