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“You can’t trust what Tyson Fury says”

No one seems to believe in Tyson Fury’s retirement, including Oleksandr Usyk’s manager, who is still planning the Ukrainian’s career with the ‘Gypsy King’ in mind.

Alexander Krassyuk, who also manages Vasiliy Lomachenko, thinks Fury’s retirement is nothing more than a publicity stunt.

Krassyuk represents Oleksandr Usyk for K2 Promotions

“I don’t take it seriously.” Krassyuk told Sky Sports: “Once he was 44 and tired of everything, that might be kind of the truth, but he’s on top, the world loves him, the world supports him, his country stands behind him. , we have seen retirements with rollbacks so many times.

“I remember Vitali Klitschko making the decision to retire and then come back in a few years, Wladimir Klitschko retired six years ago but he’s still considering, still thinking, still talking about the possibility of coming back. I don’t think he’s very likely to retire.

“You can’t trust what Tyson Fury says because today he says one thing and tomorrow he says the opposite, and the next day he changes half of the opposite.

“He’s an artist, so he says what the public wants to hear from him. Imagine, he insists on retiring and the people around him try to convince him to come back and he says “no, no, no” and suddenly he makes the decision “okay, I’ll be back”.

“It’s all about interest, it’s all about publicity. He’s a great animator. Maybe that’s what he’s really thinking right now, but I’m not sure he’ll stick with this decision for long.

As it stands, Usyk is training for a rematch with Anthony Joshua, with the pair set to meet for the second time on July 23 in the Middle East.

“You can’t trust what Tyson Fury says”

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In the first fight, Usyk staged a boxing masterclass to outplay “AJ” in twelve rounds and win by unanimous decision to claim the unified WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles.

If Usyk can replicate the result of the first fight, Krassyuk has revealed he intends to fight Fury for the undisputed crown despite ‘Gypsy King’s retirement.

“After [Usyk] defending his title he will probably want to go for undisputed and you never know if it will be Tyson Fury or if he definitely makes the final decision to retire and the belt is released and someone else becomes champion. At this point, we’re focusing on Anthony Joshua. says Krassyuk.

“You shouldn’t look too far ahead, but strategy is strategy, it means the direction you have to take and that [facing Fury for undisputed] is exactly the direction.

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