Paris Fury says there is ‘no chance’ Gypsy King’s husband Tyson will retire
After his win, 6ft 9in Fury – who is now worth £65million – vowed to keep his word to his wife Paris and hang up his gloves, saying: “I’m done.”
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Tyson Fury’s wife fears there is “no chance” of him retiring, despite the world heavyweight champion declaring his loss to Dillian Whyte marking the “end of the road for the Gypsy King”.
Fury, 33, retained his WBC belt – and pocketed £22million – with a stoppage in the sixth round against his fellow British man who was roared at by a large segment of the 94,000 crowd.
Noel Gallagher, Frank Bruno, Danny Dyer and daughter Dani were among those who filled Wembley in what is arguably the greatest goal in European boxing of all time.
But after his win, 6ft 9 in Fury, now worth £65million, vowed to keep his word to his wife Paris and hang up his gloves.
“That’s me, I’m done. I’m out,” he said.
“I’m going to spend my time now with my family and my kids, school runs, tip runs, cheat and that’s it. I will train the boys and enjoy my life.”
He added: “I’ve been in this game for 20 years, amateur and professional.
“I thought I owed the fans one last showdown and to do it at Wembley was phenomenal but I would say that was definitely the end for the Gypsy King.
“I walked out with a bang. This is the end.”
However, the father-of-six, whose record stands at 32 wins – and a draw against Deontay Wilder – from 33 fights, told reporters he wouldn’t rule out exhibition matches.
And while he said: “I’ve won every belt there is to win, there’s nothing more I can do,” Paris, 31, was seen muttering “no chance” in the background.
Paris later said she felt it was “not possible” for Tyson to live a quiet life.
Opening up about “different paths” he was likely to take, she added, “I’d worry to death if he did. He would probably want to be a WWE star or something crazy. Everyone knows he’s the best.”
She said of his win: “It was the perfect ending. I want him to come home now, he doesn’t have to prove anything anymore.
“We are very blessed that we do not need more money. The man has done everything he could ever do. Everyone agrees that everyone knows who is the greatest now.”
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Though she then added: “In my heart the only reason Tyson would come back would be for a unification fight…”
As the family celebrated the triumph, Tyson tweeted this morning, saying: “I came, I saw, I conquered. Thank you Wembley, we made history! God bless you all.”
His wife then posted a photo of them all eating pancakes and fruit, captioned “Family Celebration.”
Tyson sat alongside influencer Molly-Mae Hague, 22, who is dating her younger brother Tommy, 22, who had his own victory in a light heavyweight bout with Daniel Bocianski on Saturday night.
Molly-Mae posted on Instagram, “Couldn’t have asked for a better night” after both fights ended.
In the afternoon, the entourage moved on to the posh Sheesh restaurant in Chigwell, Essex, where Tyson was photographed in a colorful suit while raising a glass of fizz.
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It has been suggested Tyson has something else to celebrate as well, as his pal Carl Froch claimed on the BBC that Paris is expecting their seventh child.
Back at Morecambe, near Blackpool, Lancs today, Manchester-born Tyson’s neighbors were delighted with his victory.
One said: He deserves all his success. He always seems happy and smiling. There are certainly no big egos. He’s a nice man and I’m really glad he did so well.
“When he’s training he’ll also be running up and down the promenade.
“Then you would see him around town shopping or with his family – like any normal person.
Resident Paul Boult, 33, said his openness to fans made Tyson a “true champion”.
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He added: “He put Morecambe on the map! The city adopted him as one of their own and he has made the city his home. I’ve seen him around town a few times and he’s always happy to chat.
“I just hope he doesn’t retire because boxing will be less entertaining without him.”
Tyson insists he won’t be lured out of retirement by cash and has revealed he drives a used £500 VW Passat.
“I come from everything, from nothing. It was never about money, I don’t care, I don’t care what I have,” he said.
“I know that money can’t buy happiness.”
Tyson’s continued success comes despite mental health issues, which he has previously opened up about.
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Within weeks of becoming world champion for the first time, he sank into a deep depression, began snorting cocaine, drinking daily, and eventually piled up on ten rocks.
And sexist and homophobic comments he made led to a petition to have his name removed from the BBC Sportsman of the Year list.
He hit back, saying, “Ever since I won that world title, it’s been a witch hunt … because of where I come from, because of who I am and what I do – there’s hatred for travelers and gypsies all over the world.”
But after Saturday’s fight, Tyson said: “It doesn’t get any darker than committing suicide and I was there.
“Coming back and losing all that weight and coming back mentally. You should never let anyone destroy your dreams because anything is possible and I am proof that it is true.”
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