Bob Arum hopes Tyson Fury will be boosted by Joshua vs. Usyk 2
Via Barry Holbrook: Bob Arum says Tyson Fury will change his mind after he watches a rematch in July between unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
Arum thinks whatever Fury is saying now about his glove retirement, his views will likely change in the summer as Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) and IBF/championship WBA/WBO Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) meet for their second fight.
It will be very difficult for Fury not to return if Joshua defeats Usyk, as that will set the stage for a major Joshua-Fury encounter that will generate a huge amount of worldwide interest.
Does Wilder destroy Fury’s momentum?
If Fury changes his mind about retiring, it won’t be the first time he’s done it.
However, some boxing fans believe that the headers Fury delivered in three fights with Deontay Wilder took away his motivation for the sport, as he was knocked down four times by American.
Fury made a lot of money in his battles against Wilder and his final fight against Dillian Whyte, enough to make him rich for the rest of his life.
Currently, WBC champion Fury (32-0-1, 22 KOs) is planning to retire after ending his career with a sixth-round knockout win over the very bad Whyte on May 23. 4 at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
Meeting between Arum and Fury
“I will meet Tyson [Fury]we’ll have dinner together and whatever he wants to say about it,” Bob Arum told Fighthype last Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
“It doesn’t necessarily mean that he will talk more about his retirement. I mean, with Tyson Fury, you have to give him space about what he wants to do,” Arum continued.
“Again, I’m not going to rush him for answers or anything. There’s no reason to do it. We will have a nice chat. When he says he’s retired, he means now. But whether he wants to say that two months from now, that’s a problem.
“I think once the Joshua vs Usyk fight happens, I think the blood will stir in his body.
“It’s Eddie’s job, I won’t comment on that,” Arum said when asked where the Joshua-Usyk rematch will take place. “I’m sure it’s going to be a very good fight, and I’m sure he’ll be able to put it where he wants.
“I think Usyk-Joshua will be a very good match, and I frankly look for Usyk to do the same thing as in the first battle,‘ said Arum.
If Usyk defeats Joshua, that could counter Arum taking Fury back for a final fight as he doesn’t seem interested in fighting him. The one Fury has wanted to fight for years is Joshua, but he is defeated, his motivation to face Usyk the leg of the fleet may be absent.