‘Tyson Fury has itchy feet, he wants to fight’: Frank Warren insists the Gypsy King WILL return to the ring, but admits the outcome of Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua II will determine his decision
- Tyson Fury announced his retirement from boxing after stopping Dillian Whyte
- But promoter Frank Warren insists the WBC champion is now itching to return
- Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk go head-to-head once again on August 20
- Warren says Fury will decide his future following the all-important clash
Tyson Fury is itching to return to the ring following the announcement of his retirement in April, his promoter Frank Warren has revealed.
The Gypsy King hasn’t fought since emphatically stopping British rival Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium earlier this year, after which the WBC champion outlined his intention to hang up his gloves for good.
Fury’s statement was brushed aside by most, particularly with 33-year-old refusing to relinquish his WBC strap, and Warren believes his fighter will now return sooner rather than later.
Frank Warren (right) insists heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (centre) is itching to return
Fury announced his decision to retire after emphatically stopping Dillian Whyte (left) in April
Fury’s long-term rival Anthony Joshua is set for a carer-defining rematch against Oleksandr Usyk on August 20, having lost his WBA, WBO and IBF belts to the Ukrainian mastermind last September.
Warren insists the outcome will likely determine his fighter’s next move, with Fury expected to take on the winner in an historic heavyweight undisputed clash.
‘[Fury] has got itchy feet at the moment, he wants to fight,’ Warren told talkSPORT.
‘I think what’s going to happen is, see what happens on 20 [August] and the outcome of that, and that’ll determine what he intends to do in the future.
‘My opinion – this is not from him, it’s from me: I think he will [return], because he’s a fighting man and he misses it. That’s what he does, he wants to fight.’
Warren insists Fury is awaiting the outcome of the rematch between Anthony Joshua (right) and Oleksandr Usyk (left) on August 20
Joshua was soundly beaten by Usyk when the pair first did battle in September last year
Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum (right) has revealed they are already in talks with Usyk’s camp over an undisputed showdown
Warren is not the only member of the Fury camp insisting an imminent return is on the cards, with US promoter Bob Arum recently revealing talks are already underway for a showdown against Usyk.
Arum, 90, expects Usyk to emerge victorious once more when the pair do battle in Saudi Arabia, insisting a fight against Fury could be arranged for either December or early next year.
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has also revealed the Fury camp recently put in an offer to take on Derek Chisora for a third time, though indicating a fight between the pair is unlikely with the offer deemed unsatisfactory.
Eddie Hearn has also revealed that Derek Chisora has turned down a chance to fight Fury for a third time
While Fury’s team insist the heavyweight champion is awaiting the outcome of the all-important match-up between Joshua and Usyk before making any decisions, Warren believes the Gypsy King should return imminently or not at all.
Warren also claims Fury, who moved to 32-0-1 with victory over Whyte, is still not yet at the peak of his powers.
‘I don’t want him to retire and come back in three years,’ he continued. ‘If he’s going to retire, don’t come back. If you’re going to come back, fight in your prime.
‘Three years later you change. I genuinely don’t think he’s at his peak yet.’
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