CARL FROCH believes WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could RETIRE after his emphatic win over Deontay Wilder.
Fury held onto his world title and kept his unbeaten record in professional boxing in tact on Saturday, knocking Wilder out in round 11.
Froch believes Fury COULD retire[/caption]
Fury knocked Wilder out in round 11 to retain his WBC title[/caption]
And now the 33-year-old has put his rivalry with Wilder to bed, Froch believes Fury COULD retire as there’s ‘nothing left for him to do’.
“Depending upon how much he loves the sport, and how much he wants to go in there and do it all again, I wouldn’t be surprised if Fury says: ‘I have done my bit and now I am finished.’”
But the Brit has, however, urged the Gypsy King to take on the winner of the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
Usyk stylishly beat Joshua for his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles at the end of last month at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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Froch continued: “I’d like to see him take on AJ. I’d like to see him take on Usyk to see how that fight would go.
“People want to see AJ rectify his bad performance against Usyk, or maybe even see Usyk against Fury.
“As a boxing fan, I want to see Usyk take on Fury. I don’t think he can do it – I think Fury is too big, too clever for him.”
Fury’s dad John agrees with Froch, and has urged his son to fight NO ONE else but Usyk.
Dad John told talkSPORT: “He’s gotta go look for Usyk or nothing, in my idea.
“It’s Usyk next, or nothing.
“I wouldn’t bother with the rest of them, they’re not in Tyson’s class.
“Would Dillian Whyte deal with Deontay Wilder?
“No. So why would they wanna put him in with my son and get him knocked out?
“Tyson can’t get up for them kind of fights. For me, I’ve told him, Usyk or don’t bother.”
Fury has also been praised by Wilder’s head coach as ‘one of the best heavyweights of ANY era’.
Coach Malik Scott gave his assessment of the war in Sin City on Instagram, he said: “Tyson, incredible fighter you are.
“You have a very uncanny way of bringing out the best in people and I really embraced this mission with open arms knowing we was [sic] going up against one of the best heavyweights of ANY era and with my man @kronksugarhill being your head trainer made the task even more intriguing.
“Last night we was great but you guys was greater. Congratulations on a victory well earned. ‘Boxing Wins Again.’”