Tyson Fury’s heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua in doubt as ‘Gypsy King’ says he will retire from boxing after Wembley showdown with Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury says his April showdown with Dillian Whyte will be the last fight of his career, saying he will retire from boxing after the Wembley fight.

The WBC heavyweight champion is in action for the first time since retaining his title with a thrilling victory over Deontay Wilder in October 2021.

Fury and Whyte will meet at Wembley Stadium on April 23

Boxing fans are desperate to see Fury fight fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in a heavyweight bout, but the ‘Gypsy King’ has cast doubt on whether that fight will ever happen.

“I’m 34 years old [in August]it’s the last fight of my career, I’m retiring after that,” Fury told reporters at the press conference for his fight with Whyte.

“£150m in the bank, handsome, healthy, young – I’m going to buy a huge yacht, I’ve got loads of great cars and properties all over the world.

“I’m just gonna sit with a hot blonde [Paris Fury]Pina Colada and think ‘you know what I f****** did, BOOM!

“I am retiring, this is my last fight. This is the final countdown, I’m done,” Fury continued.

“Do I need to do more? Get tanned, put on baby oil, what world champions do!”

Tyson Fury's heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua in doubt as 'Gypsy King' says he will retire from boxing after Wembley showdown with Dillian Whyte
Fury suggested he would quit boxing after his fight with Whyte

However, Fury told talkSPORT at the same press conference that he hoped Joshua could beat Oleksandr Usyk in his rematch with the Ukrainian to keep his hopes of fighting the former WBA, WBO and IBF champion alive.

“I really wish I had [had the] fight with Anthony Joshua. I really hope he can beat Oleksandr Usyk, really,” Fury explained.

“People will say ‘oh no, you don’t really mean that’, but I really mean it because it would be an amazing showdown at Wembley or wherever.

“He has to win this fight because if he loses again then this fight is over. But I hope he wins it.


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