World Boxing Council is waiting for Fury to confirm his retirement by August 26

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Boxer Tyson Fury

MOSCOW, 14 Aug – The World Boxing Council (WBC) has given WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury until August 26 to confirm or withdraw his retirement decision.
In early August, Fury announced that he was ready to return to the ring for a third fight with Briton Derek Chisora. However, on Friday, on the day of his 34th birthday, Fury announced his retirement.

“We have spoken to the promoter and we have given a deadline of August 26th for Fury to send us a written confirmation of his final decision. After that we can start discussing the situation with the championship titles. We will wait until August 26th. We are in no hurry. If he confirms his departure , then we will arrange a holiday send-off for him. He was a great hero in the ring and beyond,” WBC President Mauricio Suleiman was quoted as saying by Boxing Scene, citing Izquierdazo.

The head of the WBC did not specify whether the champion titles would be declared vacant at the end of the month.
“Fury decided to say goodbye to boxing, despite being at the peak of his career. He has a wonderful family, he enjoys life, but he has more that he could do in the ring,” said Suleiman.
In April, the Briton knocked out compatriot Dillian Whyte and successfully defended his WBC title for the second time in a row, remaining undefeated (32 wins and one draw).


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