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Ricky Hatton Believes It Is Time For Tyson Fury To Hang Up His Gloves

Ricky Hatton Believes It Is Time For Tyson Fury To Hang Up His Gloves
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Tyson Fury is in a bit of an odd spot after his recent victory over Deontay Wilder. His resounding win in Las Vegas brought to an end their trilogy, although it is difficult to know what his next step should be.

A fight with Anthony Joshua has long been mooted, but his loss to Oleksandr Usyk has pushed that one out until at least the end of next year. A unification bout with the Ukranian is also a possibility, but again that would not take place until late 2022 at the earliest.


In the meantime, Fury is likely to defend his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte. However, one person close to the Brit has suggested that he should consider taking a step from boxing.

Ricky Hatton believes Tyson Fury should retire from boxing

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Ricky Hatton revealed that he thinks Tyson Fury should retire from boxing as he has nothing left to prove in the sport.

Tyson’s proved himself. He’s had that trilogy with Wilder, he beat [Wladamir] Klitschko. Tyson’s not like AJ; he’s suffered from depression, drinks and drugs and all he now wants is the defining fights and to get out the game.

Let’s have it right, if Tyson wants to retire he’s got nothing more to prove. The only thing that Tyson wants to know in his own mind, just like AJ does, is who the best out of he and AJ is.

But Tyson can’t wait another two years while he fights him and he fights him, he’ll want to be in and out now. He deserves it as well. I’m sure his wife Paris doesn’t want to see him stood there getting knocked on his arse every five minutes. Tyson’s done his job now as far as I’m concerned.

It’s a shame if the AJ fight doesn’t happen, and if it does it has to happen quickly, because Tyson’s ready for hanging up his gloves now. As his friend, I want him to hang them up – he’s got nothing left to prove.

It would certainly be shame if Tyson Fury does not get the opportunity to unify the heavyweight division, and while he has previously said retirement is not too far off for him, you'd imagine he won't hang up his gloves until he is given the opportunity to take on Joshua or Usyk for the remaining belts in that weight class.

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