Tyson Fury recently stepped out of retirement and returned to the ring last weekend against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He won the contest and successfully retained his WBC world heavyweight title in the process. However, it seems ‘The Gypsy King’ is dealing with injury concerns.
Tyson Fury reveals dealing with injury
Tyson Fury revealed during his post-fight interview Saturday night that he’ll need some time to deal with two injuries in the aftermath of his dominant victory over Dereck Chisora.
“I’ve gotta do some stuff,” Fury told ESPN’s Mark Kriegel in the ring at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. “I’ve got some hand problems and I’ve gotta maybe have some surgery on me elbow. But after that, I’m ready for anybody.”
While Fury is certain he needs surgery to repair his right elbow, he wasn’t as sure about the extent of the damage done to his right hand during his easy win against London’s Chisora:
“I sort of like f—– me hands up tonight on Dereck’s big head,” Fury said. “It’s solid as a brick. And I’ve got like some elbow problems. I’ve gotta maybe have surgery on me right elbow. Just on the right [elbow]. I had the left [elbow] done back in October , after the [third Deontay Wilder] fight. So, I’ve gotta have it done. It’ll take about six to eight weeks to heal.”
Tyson claimed a stoppage win over Derek Chisora on Saturday. The Gypsy King was in total control throughout the entirety of the fight before it was ended in the 10th round. Chisora was typically brave but referee Victor Laughlin was right to call a halt to the one-sided contest. Fury then invited Oleksandr Usyk into the ring – and he obliged – with the pair likely to fight early next year.
The 34-year-old Fury’s surgery on his elbow could postpone a potential showdown with Usyk until sometime after Ramadan ends, unless their full heavyweight title unification fight is held outside of the Middle East.
“We’ll see,” Fury said. “Like I say, we’ll see when we’ll be ready for this fight. We’ll see when it can be made.”