Days after winning the Deontay Wilder trilogy fight, Tyson Fury teases a retirement.
Tyson Fury secured his position as the finest heavyweight in the world by knocking out Deontay Wilder last weekend, but the Gypsy King has hinted that he may retire from the sport while he’s still in the lead.
Following his knockout victory against Deontay Wilder last weekend, Tyson Fury hinted that he would retire from boxing.
On Saturday night, the Gypsy King defended his WBC heavyweight title by defeating Wilder in the 11th round of an all-time classic fight in which he had to lift himself off the ground twice.
Fury appeared to be on the edge of defeat after being knocked down twice in the fourth round after knocking out his bitter rival in the third.
However, he seized control of the fight from the fifth round onwards, beating a valiant Wilder from pillar to post before landing the knockout punch in the 11th.
Fury must now defend his WBC title against the winner of the October 30 fight between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin, with an undisputed bout against Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua looming next summer.
However, the 33-year-old has intimated that he may not even participate in the undisputed bout, implying that retirement may be in the cards.
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He told The Telegraph, “I don’t know what’s going to happen [next].”
“I have one fight left on my Top Rank and ESPN deal, and we’ll see what that is.”
“But right now, I’m not thinking about boxing.” I’m not sure how many fights I have left, or if I even need to fight anymore. I’m not sure what the future holds for me.
“I’m motivated to wake up in the morning, do some exercise, and enjoy my day.” I don’t have any boxing objectives; I’ve done it all and won it all, the only person in my period to do so.
“I’ll always be the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, and Ring magazine champion; that will not fade from history, but once it’s done, it’s done – and there’s no going back.”
“It doesn’t matter how many belts you have, who you beat, or what your record is once you’re done.
“You’re just another bare bum in the shower to me, and I’ve always thought that.”