Fury has welcomed Steve Egan back to his coaching staff for the first time since his amateur days as he remains adamant Saturday night will be his last fight
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Tyson Furys Vows to retire after Saturday’s fight with Dillian Whyte seems to be ringing truer than ever after confirming his latest addition to his corner.
The world heavyweight champion has promised his career will be over after his fight against Whyte, whatever the outcome. And in honor of the historic occasion, he’s brought his first amateur trainer, Steve Egan, into his corner for his latest bout.
Egan taught Fury how to box at the Jimmy Egan Center in Wythenshawe, Manchester, but he has moved on to different coaches in the professional ranks. He was coached by his uncle Peter Fury and Ben Davison, among others, and is now cornered by Kronk Gym’s SugarHill Steward.
But on Saturday night he will return to his roots, with Egan in his corner at Wembley Stadium in front of a record crowd of 94,000. “I started boxing when I was 14, I’ll be 34 in August” Fury told iFL TV. “I had a good 20 years.
“How do you know it’s the last curtains? I have the man who started me, Steve Egan. He’s in my corner and he’s never been in my corner except for a fight years and years ago and he’s back for the last hooray now. He said to me, “You know what? I’m the only person out of all these people who knew you before.” 20 years, that’s loyalty now, isn’t it?”
Fury appears content to finish his career undefeated, having won every world heavyweight title but never unified the division. Eventually, if he stayed with Anthony Joshua’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, he could regain the titles he never lost after defeating Wladimir Klitschko, but he has little interest.
A fight with Joshua would be huge for British and world boxing, but it depends too much on his ability to win on the big occasion, says Fury. “I’m going to be 32-0,” Fury continued, ignoring his only draw with Deontay Wilder in 2018. “I’ve won every belt there is to win. I’ve won every belt before, people already know that.
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“AJ had his chance before, actually he had about ten chances to fight me and because of his greed and constant desire it didn’t happen. It’s not skin off my nose.
“He’s not a virgin anymore, is he? He was beaten, so in what world could he ever have beaten me? There’s no debate, it’s not an exciting fight, it’s all about money anyway.
“If I were to fight Joshua now, I wouldn’t win anything because people think he couldn’t beat me anyway. They think I’m going to give him a good spanking and take care of him, send him up the street and say ‘Get up there, pap’.
“All I’ll win is a few pounds and a word is a word not to be broken. That’s it, nothing more to gain. Julius Cesar once said ‘there will always be someone else to fight’, what am I going to do for 50 more years?
“After Joshua there will be someone, after Usyk there will be someone, after that person, that person, there will always be someone else.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/tyson-fury-dillian-whyte-fight-26753666 Tyson Fury adds a new coach to his team for Dillian Whyte's world title fight