Tyson Fury announced his retirement after knocking out Dillian Whyte in April, but ‘The Gypsy King’ is still technically the heavyweight champion of the world.
So far, the WBC hasn’t asked Fury to vacate his belt and give other fighters a shot at becoming champion.
Under WBC rules, champions must defend their titles at least three times a year, with one of those defenses being against a mandatory challenger.
Fury’s clash with Whyte has fulfilled its mandatory obligations for the year and WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman insists there is no rush for ‘The Gypsy King’ to leave his position. belt.
Sulaiman told Planet Sport: “Tyson Fury has confirmed how great he is inside and outside the ring, he’s a hero too. We’re going to give him time to reflect, relax, he has just made the agent of the division.
“There is no rush to pressure him or his team to make decisions. We will be in communication, he is on vacation with his family.
“I’m not saying we’ll have him three months, there’s no time limit at the moment, I respect Tyson Fury’s level, his private time with his family, but we’ll definitely talk about that in the future. close.
“We have to sort it out if he retires, but right now we’re just giving him some well-deserved time to enjoy his vacation.”
As things stand, Deontay Wilder is the No. 1 contender with the WBC, while Joe Joyce is ranked second.
So if Fury quits, we could see ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and ‘The Juggernaut’ ordered to fight, although Joyce already has an upcoming fight with Joseph Parker scheduled.
As for Fury, few people really thought he was retired, but “The Gypsy King” seems to be sticking to his mind for now.
In a recent post on his Instagram Story, Fury expressed his joy at retiring after a morning run through Morecambe.
He said: “I just finished a great four mile run along the boardwalk, I was in a good sweat.
“Very, very happy to be retired. It’s been a long time coming. I’m enjoying my retirement so much.
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