Heavyweight champion Fury retires from boxing and gives up Ring belt – Reuters

Tyson Fury’s 34th birthday saw ‘The Gypsy King’ announce his second retirement from boxing in recent months in the same week he claimed to be on his way back to the squared circle.

Shortly after knocking out Dillian Whyte in the final defense of his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles in April, Fury revealed he was hanging up his gloves.

This week, however, he called up fellow Briton Derek Chisora ​​for a trilogy fight and even said he named Isaac Lowe to replace SugarHill Steward as trainer.

Then in a U-turn yet again, Fury turned 34 on Friday and insisted his day to step away from the sport had finally arrived.

“A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to my career over the years and after long difficult conversations I finally (sic) decided to walk away and on my 34th birthday I say Bon Voyage,” he wrote on social media.

Then giving a “massive cry” to his wife Paris who “helped me more than anyone”Fury thanked God and left saying “We all see each other on the other side, big dossers” while adding the numbers “2008-2022” as a nod to the supposed start and end of his career.

If true, Fury’s retirement makes the future of the heavyweight division uncertain after it was previously thought he would face the winner of the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua next week to finally see the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the four belt era. crown.

Joshua is trying to win back the WBA, IBF and WBO belts from which Usyk relieved him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September last year, and as promoters Matchroom confirmed on Saturday afternoon, Fury’s former belt from Ring Magazine is now up for grabs in the money spinning fight after the Mancunian left him.

Speaking to Ring Magazine over the weekend, Fury told his editor that the biggest moment of his career was winning the championship for the first time from Usyk’s compatriot Wladimir Klitschko in a master class in 2015.

“There is the big comeback after that with the three [Deontay] Wilder fights, “ Fury continued.

“There have been a lot of big highlights in my career – even the Dillian Whyte fight in front of 94,000 at Wembley. It doesn’t get much bigger than that. And I came out with a bang.”

“To be honest with you, and I’ve always said this, I really don’t care what people think of me,” Fury said when asked how he thinks fight fans will remember him.

“I don’t care how they remember me. Being remembered means you’re not active [as a person] over, you’re done, and that’s it.

“It was nice while it lasted,” The fury continued. “I had a good 14 year career. I actually fought for 20 years, from 14 to 34. I enjoyed it. I enjoyed the ups and downs. My career has been a Indian summer that never stopped giving.

“I did well in boxing” Fury confessed.

“The world is open to so many things now. I’m doing a documentary on Netflix right now. I’m going to record an album soon. Who knows, you might even see me on the big screen.”

It’s still unclear what will happen to Fury’s WBC strap, but the organization plans to bid farewell to one of its greatest modern-day champions.

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