Tyson Fury insists ‘no amount of money’ will make him reconsider his decision to retire after Dillian Whyte win


Yson Fury has once again insisted he has retired from boxing, with the undefeated heavyweight adamantly saying that no amount of money in the future will persuade him to return to the ring.

The WBC champion defended his title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley with a sixth-round stoppage, sending his opponent crashing to the canvas with a massive uppercut. Speaking in the days after his defeat, Whyte claimed he had been pushed to the ground and deserved a rematch.

While Fury repeatedly said in the build-up to the all-British clash, and again in the ring and his press conference after his win, that this would be his last fight, many believe that’s probably not true. , with a potential no-holds-barred bout against Anthony Joshua on offer in the future.

However, speaking on Piers Morgan Uncensored, Fury confirmed his intention to step away from the sport and spend more time with his family, and to do so on a high note rather than when he’s past his best.

“When do I have time to be a father, a husband, a brother, a son?” said Fury.

“I need this personal time. The fans will always want more, but at the end of the day, I have nothing left to give, I gave it my all. I have been a professional for 14 years and I have been boxing for more than 20 years.

“My time is to go out on a high. I always said I wanted to get to the top of the sport and do it on my terms – I didn’t want to be the person who should have retired two years ago.

“Nearly 100,000 at Wembley, a knockout performance. They won’t forget the Gypsy King. No amount of material assets or money will bring me out of retirement because I’m very happy.

Joshua looks set to fight Oleksandr Usyk in July, likely in Saudi Arabia, in a fight that will decide who holds the remaining heavyweight belts.

The ultimate British fight between Joshua and Fury was due to take place a few years ago, when promoter Eddie Hearn announced in the summer of 2020 that a two-fight deal had been agreed.

That fell apart as Fury turned his attention to Deontay Wilder instead, before returning to the UK last weekend to stop Dillian Whyte at Wembley.

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It remains to be seen if Fury actually fought for the last time, although he has previously hinted at a crossover fight against Francis Ngannou, but his comments suggest he has no motivation to make a comeback, whatever. whatever the opportunity before him. is.

“I’m done. Every good dog has their day,” Fury said.

“As the great Roman leader said, ‘there will always be someone else to fight.’ When is enough, enough? »

He added: “Boxing is a very dangerous sport, you can be knocked out with one hit. All it takes is one unlucky hit and you can’t get up from that canvas.

“I’m quitting while I’m in front, and I’m only the second man in history to retire as an undefeated heavyweight champion. I’m very happy and content in my heart with what I’ve done. and accomplished.

“It’s not a question of money for me. I have enough money and everything I need. I’m a very simple man – I drive a VW Passat 07. I’m a very normal person, I don’t need a lot of money to impress everyone.

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