On Saturday night, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury fights Derek Chisora for the third time in his career, and he has defeated him on both occasions so far. Many criticized him for such a move, but the managers justified it by the fact that he just wants to stay active until the eventual fight against Oleksandr Usyk in the first quarter of next year.
In the past few months, the "Gypsy King" created a lot of confusion in the heavyweight division. He retired and came back several times, calling out Joshua, calling out other heavyweights and Usyk before finally stopping at Chisori.
That match awaits him on Saturday night, and last night he was a guest on "The MMA Hour" where he talked about why he can't stay retired. “I need this,” Fury said. “I need this more than I ever thought I’d ever need something and I still have a lot to give, so here we are giving again.
Giving more blood. “I need it mentally, physically, emotionally, I’m not ready to let it go right now. Hopefully, it’s going to be in the short distant future there’s going to be a time where I’m ready to let it go, but I ain’t ready to let it go right now.
I was watching Larry Holmes last night and he was 43 years old, still kicking ass. I’m only 34, so there’s still plenty left in the tank. For now, I’m not ready to let it go and we’ll see what the future holds”.
The itch to fight never left
“I was at home, I did everything I wanted to do,” Fury said. “I wanted to spend some time with my family. I wanted to be that father. The kids, the school runs and all that, the dog, I wanted to do all that sort of stuff.
Then I realized that’s for normal people and I’m anything but a normal person. I’m like an abnormal alien. I only thrive when I’m in training camp for a fight. I really don’t know what’s going to happen in the future when that is not an option anymore.
I’m pretty f***** up, I think. “I’m very worried because I can’t let go just like most of the great champions throughout history. Look at Floyd Mayweather. The guy’s 45 years old taking f****** fights against YouTubers and stuff because he can’t let it go.
It’s a very difficult thing to let it go. Very difficult”. After defeating Whyte in the fourth month, Fury retired, but almost no one believed him. It would be a shame if he left now that he is doing the best, and the biggest shame would be if we never see a match between him and Usyk.