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WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appears to have surprisingly backtracked on his plans to retire for the second time in less than two weeks after defeating Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua.

Usyk only needs one belt to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, but that title is currently held by Tyson Fury.

Fury has indicated he is ready to retire from boxing following a successful title defense against the formidable Dillian Witt earlier this year.

Despite insisting that “no amount of money” will change his mind, the Gypsy King has announced his return to the ring in less than four months – a move that was largely expected.

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The 34-year-old Derrick Chisora ​​(33-12-0, 23 KOs) called for his triple attempt in a video shared on his social media pages.

But just three days later, Fury stunned everyone by announcing his decision to come out of retirement with a stunning turnaround.

Then that was it – until it wasn’t.

A week later, Fury stated that he was willing to return to the ring to fight either Usyk or Joshua, saying, “I’ll destroy them both.”

“(I’m telling you the truth) they were both sh** after watching that,” Fury said on his Instagram story.

“One of the toughest heavyweight title fights I’ve ever seen. It was bull ***.

“I destroyed them both in one night, f***ing s***.

“Get out your checkbook because The Gypsy King is here to stay forever!”

World champion Usyk cemented his name into boxing immortality with another clinical display against Joshua, one of the biggest names in British sport.

But with only two punches to spare from Joshua, he had to win a tough ninth round.

Now undefeated in 20 professional fights, Usyk entered the 10th round a different fighter and closed out his title defense on the back of three convincing final rounds.

After beating Joshua last September against England, the Ukrainian backed up his historic victory with a split decision victory (113-115, 115-113, 116-112) that meant the world to him and his countrymen.

But after the fight and Joshua’s incredible antics in the ring, Usyk said he wouldn’t fight “anything” if not Tyson Fury, who he believes wants to fight him too.

“I’m sure Tyson Fury hasn’t retired yet, I’m sure he wants to fight me,” Usyk said after the fight.

I want to fight him and if I don’t fight Tyson Fury, I never will.

British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn called Usyk the “pound-for-pound No. 1” in the world during his clinical encounter with Joshua on Sunday morning (AEST).

He believes the 10th round was a turning point for the Ukrainian fighter, who survived some powerful blows in the round from Joshua, who seemed to have impressed him before.

Fury said he could fight to beat Usyk if Hearn decides to retire, and the trade has been dropped in a unification bout with the world champion.

“Both are great fighters. “I’m not sure anyone can beat Oleksandr Usyk,” added Hearn.

“Tyson Fury is a smart guy, he had a chance to fight him, he chose not to fight. Will he retire? Good luck to both of them.

“This man is an incredible fighter.”

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