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Tyson Fury dismisses retirement talk, ‘ain’t going nowhere’

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Tyson Fury has mapped out a plan for his next five fights, which includes a rematch against Francis Ngannou.

Fury’s (34-0-1, 24 KOs) fight with Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) has been rescheduled for May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The pair were originally scheduled to square off Feb. 17, but Fury suffered a deep cut over his right eye in sparring that caused the postponement.

“The Gypsy King” has shut down any retirement talk and promises he has numerous big fights ahead of him.

“I keep hearing talk of people saying that I should retire or I’m going to retire soon or whatever,” Fury said in an Instagram post. “I ain’t retiring anywhere, I’ve got two fights with Usyk, for the undisputed twice. Then I’m going to fight AJ at least once. Maybe twice if there’s a rematch, if he wants one after the first battering I give him, and then I’m going to fight Ngannou again and that’s just to start. So there’s five little fights for you to wet your appetite with. I ain’t going nowhere. Nowhere. I’m 35-years-old in the prime of my life.”

Ngannou (0-1), who takes on Anthony Joshua (27-3) in a 10-round boxing match March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been eager to run things back with Fury after pushing the WBC champion to the brink in a close split decision loss this past October. The former UFC heavyweight champion even knocked down Fury in an all-time stunning combat sports moment.

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