“He should be knighted,” Tyson Fury gets highest of praise from Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney following spectacular win against Derek Chisora

“He should be knighted,” Tyson Fury gets highest of praise from Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney following spectacular win against Derek Chisora

Wayne Rooney praises Tyson Fury (Image Courtesy - 90min/Bad Left Hook)

Wayne Rooney is one of the biggest footballers to ever come out of England. The former Manchester United striker has showered praise on Tyson Fury. Rooney watched the ‘Gypsy King’ fight live against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London.


After Tyson Fury’s victory against Chisora, TalkSport spoke to Rooney to ask for his remarks on the fight. The footballer believed that the Gypsy King should receive the highest of honors for an athlete. This is what the English legend said:

I think he's an absolute legend, what he's done for boxing, If I'm being honest I probably think he should be knighted. He hasn't been afraid to go abroad. He's won titles abroad, and defended them abroad. He sums up and optimizes everything boxing is.
Wayne Rooney via talkSport

Tyson Fury took on his rival Derek Chisora for the third time in his career. He cruised the entire fight and earned a TKO victory yesterday. Fury packed an entire stadium of 60,000 people and put on a show for them. While the boxing community was not particularly hyped about this fight, Manchester United football legend Wayne Rooney was in awe of the heavyweight’s performance after watching it live.

Fury is undoubtedly one of the best boxers ever to enter the ring. The fighter’s victory against Chisora put him 3-0 in their rivalry, and he also successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title. The fighter has a ton of potential opponents that he can choose from for his next fight, and the world awaits to see what Fury does next.


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What is next for Tyson Fury after Derek Chisora?

The boxing world did not appreciate Tyson Fury coming out of retirement to fight a boxer that he’d already beaten twice in the past. With several amazing matchups available at the table, fans await the news of the Gypsy King’s next opponent. And it seems like the fans are going to get what they wanted!

Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury (Image Credits: CBSSports)

Following the win against Chisora yesterday, Fury immediately called out Oleksandr Usyk. The unified heavyweight champion attended the fight in London. Upon receiving the callout, he entered the ring and went face-to-face with Fury, teasing a potential fight. The bigger fight that the world awaits is a superfight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. This fight has been in the making forever, and the two have been close to agreeing to a deal many times.

Another matchup that sounds favorable for Fury is a showdown against Joe Joyce, who also attended the event. A fight against Usyk will unify all the heavyweight belts. On the other hand, a fight against Joshua remains a ‘money fight.’ Who do you think should be Fury’s next opponent?


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