Fury VACATES Ring Magazine title after retiring from boxing

Tyson Fury VACATES his Ring Magazine heavyweight title after confirming his retirement from boxing for a second time… with the illustrious belt now up for grabs in Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk’s Saudi rematch next weekend

  • Tyson Fury announced his retirement from boxing earlier this week
  • The 34-year-old held both the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles
  • He vacated the Ring belt but has kept his other world title for the time being
  • The Ring Magazine belt will be on the line in Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 

Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk next week has gained added impetus, as the Ring magazine title will be up for grabs following Tyson Fury’s vacation of the belt.

Fury announced his retirement from the sport earlier this week despite talks of a third fight between him and Derek Chisora.

He has not yet vacated his WBC title, although the governing body did reveal they will be putting on a ‘farewell’ event for the 34-year-old.

Tysom Fury has vacated the Ring magazine title after retiring from boxing earlier this week

In quotes carried by the Sun, Fury told Ring Magazine: ‘The Ring Magazine championship has always been the holy grail of boxing.

‘They’ve been fantastic with me and I’ve always carried that title with pride.’

There was also an announcement from the WBC, who’s president Mauricio Sulaiman said: ‘Just finished a touching video conference with Tyson Fury who has confirmed his official retirement from boxing.

The belt will now be on the line when Anthony Joshua fights Oleksandr Usyk next week

‘We fully support his decision which is a dream for anyone to retire undefeated and as WBC champion of the world. WBC boxing will prepare a special farewell event soon.’ 

For Joshua, this latest development makes his fight with Usyk next week the most important of his career.

He was already vying to join the likes of Vitali Klitschko and Muhammad Ali as a three-time world heavyweight title by winning back the titles he lost to the Ukrainian last September, and the chance to win another title will pile the pressure on.

The 32-year-old Brit has shown his comeback abilities in the past, when he bounced back from a loss to Andy Ruiz to reclaim his titles in a 2020 rematch. 

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