Tyson Fury Maps Out Potential 5-Fight Plan

Tyson Fury Maps Out Potential 5-Fight Plan

One of the most interesting, headline-grabbing boxers of recent times is heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. From his comeback to the ring after struggling with an array of personal problems, he has proved to be an enigmatic character with a quick wit and the ability to get under the skin of his opponents.

Fury has been in the news again recently, as he sought to reassure fans who were concerned that he may be about to quit boxing in the near future. These fears surfaced after his blockbuster title unification fight against Oleksandr Usyk was postponed AGAIN until May. This happened after Fury suffered a bad cut in sparring and as a result, the original February date of the bout was unachievable.

Following this incident, some boxing fans worried that this was a sign Fury was about to quit the sport altogether, while others who did not believe his reason for postponing the fight thought he should call it a day. The British fighter, though, has been quick to dampen down this talk and instead set out a five-fight plan for his future.

Tyson Fury’s Five-Fight Plan

The heavyweight class in world boxing is one that has plenty of top bouts to watch and one that has produced some legendary clashes for fans to remember. The five-fight plan Tyson Fury has outlined via Instagram for his future highlights perfectly how exciting this division can be – but what does it look like?

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The clashes that Fury has his eye on moving ahead include:

  • Oleksandr Usyk fight on 18 May 2024.
  • Oleksandr Usyk rematch.
  • Anthony Joshua fight.
  • Potential Anthony Joshua rematch.
  • Francis Ngannou rematch.

As the above shows, this plan should keep Fury busy for the near future and certainly puts to bed any talk of him retiring soon.

To get an idea of how this plan might work and why these fights have been included, it pays to dig a little deeper into what the Gypsy King might be thinking. The May 2024 fight against Usyk needs little explanation and is already scheduled to go ahead. The Usyk rematch is also nailed on to happen, as the deal both fighters signed was a two-fight agreement, which guarantees a rematch. It is likely that this will happen not too long after the first bout, and see Fury and Usyk potentially meet again later in 2024.

Looking beyond this, the Anthony Joshua bout (fight three in Fury’s career plan) is next in line and would certainly be a clash that UK boxing fans in particular would love to see. Fury also mentioned the possibility of this being arranged as a two-fight deal, and this would make a Joshua/Fury rematch bound to happen. The final fight in Fury’s plan would see him face Francis Ngannou in a rematch of their October 2023 contest in Saudi Arabia, which Fury won via a split points decision.

Will Fury’s Five-Fight Plan Actually Happen?

All boxing fans know that the sport is filled with a lot of talk, a lot of hype and a lot of noise. This is especially true when it comes to potential fights, and boxers talking about who they might meet next.

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Due to this, there is no guarantee that any fights beyond the first two in Fury’s plan will actually happen. While the two Usyk bouts are signed and sealed, none of the others have been officially arranged yet.

Despite this, Ngannou may be keen to fight again and avenge his defeat from their first clash (especially if the money is right) although this could rest on how the Cameroonian-French fighter does in his March 2024 bout against Anthony Joshua, which has the explosive Zhang vs Parker fight on its undercard.

The two Joshua bouts look more problematic and how he fares against Ngannou could also cloud the picture. This is even truer when the failed previous attempts for the two British heavyweights to meet are considered.

Fury Not Ready To Retire Yet

Leaking details of a five-fight plan for his future via social media shows that Tyson Fury is not ready to quit boxing yet. Although this all rests on how genuine his comments were, they show a fighter who is ready to keep battling into his late 30s if we take what was said at face value.