Tyson Fury's retirement from boxing was about as short-lived as it gets. The world heavyweight champ confirmed on Thursday that he would be returning to the ring after he said he would be hanging out the gloves following his April win against Dillian Whyte.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 4
Fury will be fight Derek Chisora on December 3rd. While it's exciting to see him back in the ring, ironically, Fury's return announcement for his December 3 bout was not the most exciting thing he provided for boxing fans. In an interview about his upcoming trilogy fight against Chisora, Fury revealed he would be open to a fourth fight between him and Deontay WIlder.
Wilder and Fury delivered three of the most classic fights in recent heavyweight boxing memory. Fights that will go down in the history books, fighta that were insdtant classics. Fury walked away with two wins and a draw, but that's not to say the trilogy didn't come along wiht it's fair share of controversy, especially since both fighters entered the second bout still both without a loss on their record.
To this day, those remain the only two losses on Wilder's record. Wilder is also coming off an impressive first round knockout against against Robert Helenius last weekend, fueling the fire on Wilder's reputation as a potential Fury challenger.
And when you look at it, it kind of makes sense. Who else would fight Fury? Anthony Joshua couldn't get a deal done and honestly, Wilder's resume is more impressive and should be higher on the list in terms of challengers to Fury. Alexander Usyk is unavailable. Anthony Ruiz is another name to consider, but rumors are swirling that Wilder and Ruiz will be the next fight for each other. It's safe to assume the winner of that bout would be the number one contender to face Fury.
Wilder would undoubtedly enter that fight as the betting favorite, if he came out on top, as long as Fury was open to it, which he surely seems to be now, a fourth fight between the two starts to make a whole lot of sense.
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