Madrimov vs. Walker: Inviting Tragedy
By Caryn A. Tate on August 18, 2020
Fighters are hard-pressed to admit that they’re hurt. (photo: Ed Mulholland/Matchroom)
Even when proper precautions are taken, sometimes there can still be a negative outcome. But what about when there are clear warning signs that go unheeded, such as in Walker’s case? It’s inviting a tragic outcome… READ MORE
Herring retains title via DQ over Oquendo
By Robert Ecksel on September 5, 2020
The champ intended to box, while the challenger came to brawl. (Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
“I wasn’t too satisfied with my performance, to be honest with you,” said Herring after the fight. “I didn’t want it to end like that. I’m disappointed with the outcome. But my team felt it was too much. So we just had to stop it or whatever…” READ MORE
Don't Punch a Gift Horse in the Mouth
By Robert Ecksel on February 24, 2020
“He can’t do anymore. Enough is enough. There’s more to life now. He’s given it his all.”
John Fury is his name. He’s the father of Tyson Fury, the new WBC heavyweight champion. He told “Good Morning Britain” he’s “ecstatic” at his son’s victory over Deontay Wilder last weekend, but expressed reservations about Tyson continuing to box.
“I want my son to retire now,” John Fury said. “He’s done enough. It’s been an uphill battle for him. He’s done enough. I want him to pack it in now.”
That’s the last thing fight fans want to hear. Hopefully it’s the last thing Tyson Fury wants to hear. But John Fury can be persuasive.
“I think it’s in the back of his mind. He can’t do anymore. He’s won every professional title. Enough is enough. There’s more to life now. He’s given it his all. He’s got no more to prove. He’s proved he’s been a worthy champion from this country. He’s been 13 years as a pro and he’s always been the opponent.
“Whatever he’s gone into, it’s been an uphill battle for him. He’s 32 years old. He’s got a young family and I do believe his children deserve their father. He’s done enough and that’s my opinion.”
Few go out on top. Most of them kept their distance after retiring, but the lure is always there. It's the one place where the cheering never ends. Fury is in a position to cash in like never before. He’d be nuts to punch a gift horse in the mouth after all he’s been through. Besides, at this very moment, there’s no one out there capable of beating him.
The only person who can beat Tyson Fury is Tyson Fury.