Tyson Fury told he has ONE YEAR to decide on boxing retirement after talking with WBC chief from luxury holiday yacht

TYSON FURY now has a year to decide whether he is relinquishing his WBC heavyweight title and retiring.

The 33-year-old Gypsy King insists his Wembley KO of Dillian Whyte last month was his retirement win.


And the sanctioning body quickly got on his case, worrying about their next mega-money sanctioning fee, and suggested he only had a week to decide his next move.

But boss Maurico Sulaiman has now backtracked and claimed Fury has up to a year to decide on his future, as they are way off deciding on a new mandatory challenger for his crown.

The Mexican said: "We have one year to have the next mandatory fight.

"At this moment, we will wait for the decision of Tyson Fury and then we will either do a series of fights – a boxing tournament – going into a final elimination.

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"But at this time we're going to wait because we don't know the specific circumstances."

Deontay Wilder has not been seen since Fury battered him in a sensational October thriller.

Brit giant Joe Joyce is well placed in the WBC rankings and if he faces Kiwi Joseph Parker in July the winner could be thrown in with Wilder to decide the new mandatory challenger.

So Fury can get back to enjoying his South of France holiday with wife Paris and considering an undisputed decider with the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua's potential rematch for the WBA, IBF and WBO crowns.

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Sulaiman said: "We will give him the time he needs.

"I do not like to speculate. I would rather wait to give him his due time for his holiday.

"The WBC will certainly support him, whatever he decides.

"If he thinks it's time to hang up the gloves, enjoy life and be a successful family man and have a great future, we will support him. 

"If he decides to continue fighting, we will support him."

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