top of page

Tyson Fury Uncertain About Rematch Clause After Loss to Usyk

Tyson Fury has expressed hesitancy in committing to a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk later in 2024 after losing his WBC heavyweight title and undefeated status in a split decision at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Despite a grueling ninth round where he nearly faced a knockout, the fight went to the scorecards, crowning Usyk, 37, as the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Tyson Fury

Fury and Usyk had initially agreed to fight twice in 2024. However, during his post-fight press conference, Fury, 35, suggested he might explore other options instead of immediately pursuing the rematch he initially demanded in the ring.

“I’ve just had a fight; I’ve just come out,” Fury said. “I don’t want to think about having a boxing fight. I’ve been in camp seven months, don’t forget. Cut; back in camp; back in camp. It was what it was.
I’m here to get paid, get laid, go home. That’s exactly what I’ll do, and then we’ll regroup and we’ll talk about it. If there’s gonna be another fight soon – October or whenever it is – we’ll rock and roll Sally."

Fury emphasized the need to take a break and spend time with his family before making any decisions about his boxing future.

“I’ll have a holiday, regroup, speak to the wife [Paris] and [seven] kids, and see what I wanna do. I ain’t boxing because I got no money. I’m boxing because I love it. I’m 36 in a few months, and I’ve been boxing since I’ve been a child.
Where does it all end? Do you have 100 fights and brain damage and a wheelchair? I’m not sure. But the one thing is, all the time I’m still loving the game – I was having fun in there; I was really enjoying myself – then I’ll continue to do it. When I can’t do that anymore, I’ll pack it up."

Reflecting on the fight, Fury acknowledged the close nature of the decision and the effort both fighters put into the match. “When you’re counting the points, you cannot be 100 percent sure in boxing, but the judges ruled correctly. Outstanding performance by both fighters. I’m surprised Fury made it to the end, but let’s give him respect. Most importantly, Oleksandr stayed firm and did what he was supposed


bottom of page