TYSON FURY has insisted he will retire from boxing as an undefeated heavyweight champion.
The Gypsy King retained his WBC title a sixth-round KO by compatriot Dillian Whyte at London’s o2 Arena last Saturday.
Immediately after his win, Fury, 33, announced he was going to do it hangs up his gloves.
And while many doubt the Morecambe Mason will away from sports right now, when he does, the WBC has something to do.
The belt would normally be contested between the next two boxers in the rankings.
These are Deontay Wilder in 1st place and Britain’s Joe Joyce in 2nd place.
But Wilder hasn’t revealed if he will return to the ring after two devastating KO defeats to Fury.
and Joyce meets former WBO world champion Joseph Parker next. Parker is ranked No. 3 in the WBC so could very well take the title shot if he beats Joyce.
Another option for the WBC would be to push for an undisputed title shot.
That would depend on Wilder’s decision, and then the American would face the winner Rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk for the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.
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With elements of doubt over those top-four ranked boxers, the WBC might be forced to delve further down the order.
Frank Sanchez is No5 ranked and undefeated. Last year he defeated the highly-touted Efe Ajagba and in January outpointed veteran Christian Hammer.
Then there is fans’ favourite Andy Ruiz Jr.
He is in sixth spot and will fancy the chance of a stunning return to the world title scene after his sensationally stoppage of Anthony Joshua in 2019.
Now all eyes will turn to Fury and whether he sticks by his intention to quit the sport that had made him millions.
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