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Tyson Fury the Gypsy Queen Continues to Duck Usyk and Joshua

Publish Date: 07/12/2023
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa

The Gypsy Queen

Crawford vs Spence is getting ready to happen, and that’s great news for boxing fans; what could put this over the top for Boxing fans would be a Heavyweight Unification fight between Tyson Foury and Oleksandr Usyk, but that looks highly doubtful, at least for the near future as Fury announced on Monday he will be fighting UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on October 28th in Saudi Arabia.

Why Ngannou, easy fight with little risk as Ngannou is not a Boxer! I am sure this will have a little Mayweather vs McGregor feel where Fury will carry Ngannou and make people think they saw a real fight, but it’s nothing but a farce for a man in Fury who calls himself a fighting man. Tyson, a fighting man, would be fighting Usyk to prove he is the only Heavyweight Champion.

Video: Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou OFFICIAL | Oct. 28, 2023 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou OFFICIAL | Oct. 28, 2023 | Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Why Fear Usyk?

I have no clue; he is bigger and stronger and has been a Heavyweight for most of his life. Usyk is a top two Cruiserweight of all time and has beaten Anthony Joshua twice. Fury vs Usyk is the biggest fight to be made in the Heavyweight division. Yet Fury would rather fight a sideshow than take on a true challenge.

“It’s all been a blessing,” Martin told MMA Junkie via text message. “Hollywood couldn’t write a better script. Moral of the story: Don’t bet against Francis.” Really as he said, you couldn’t write a better script! A scripted fight is what we will probably see!

Ngannou has no shot in a boxing ring, just like Fursy would have no shot against Ngannou in a MMA fight. This would be like Lebron James challenging Patrick Mahomes to a one-on-one basketball game, it’s stupid, and most importantly, it isn’t good for boxing.

The WBC should strip Fury’s titles.

Fury rightly noted that his mandatory due with the WBC was fought Last year as he knocked out former mandatory opponent Dillian Whyte with a sixth-round knockout victory. That being said, Fury should probably avoid fighting Ngannou now, given his failed negotiations with Usyk and Anthony Joshua, which involved hardball tactics and sitting deadliness, purse splits and rematch clauses which caused further tension in negotiations and negotiations that ultimately broke down entirely, resulting in both parties ending talks.

Video: 'STRIP TYSON FURY FOR FRANCIS NGANNOU FIGHT!' - Usyk promoter Alex Krassyuk

‘STRIP TYSON FURY FOR FRANCIS NGANNOU FIGHT!’ – Usyk promoter Alex Krassyuk

Fury was putting on a show and never had any real hopes of fighting Usyk or Joshua in what could have been two big-money fights. As he usually does, Fury acts like an ass, gets people’s hopes up, and then nothing ever happens.

Fighting Ngannou in an exhibition match that may feature a no knockdowns and no knockouts clause is sure to damage Tyson Fury’s popularity it could potentially make money, but  it makes him look like he may soon be hanging up his gloves for good.

Fights like these are usually done as a cash-out for boxers looking to make one big last splash. Ali did it a lot in the late 70s early 80s. Floyd Mayweather has made a career out of it since he retired.

Video: TYSON FURY VS FRANCIS NGANNOU IS ON!

TYSON FURY VS FRANCIS NGANNOU IS ON!

Legacy should matter

It used to matter, but in today’s day and age, it’s more about going after the almighty dollar. If Fury was to beat Usyk, Joshua, and a couple of the up-and-coming heavyweight he may have a right to claim that he is a top ten all-time heavyweight.

At the rate he is going, people will look back and wonder how good this talented giant could have been.

His legacy as of now is just a talented guy that beat an old Klitschko and a very limited Deontay Wilder, throw in the steroids and the other drugs and almost eating himself to death and you have a very shallow legacy.

 

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