Fury has explained he wants to retire undefeated in an “elite club” similar to Rocky Marciano, and has hinted at retirement following his fight with Dillian Whyte
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Tyson Fury wants to retire as undefeated heavyweight champion after clash with Dillian Whyte.
‘Gypsy King’ will defend its WBC heavyweight title against Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23.
Fury has frequently hinted at retirement since his previous trilogy win Deontay Wilder and now claims he will hang up his gloves this year.
After becoming a two-time heavyweight champion, Fury is ready to hit the field and “sublime” after his career is over.
“I don’t have much left in me but the old dog still has some big battles left in it,” Fury said The Pat McAfee Show. “Think of all the hard work that I wouldn’t have to do, I would drink and get my spirits up.
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“I’ve been in boxing for over 20 years, I’ve worn out a lot but I’m an undefeated two-time heavyweight champion.
“[I want to join the] a special club for elite members only; There was only one person before me who retired undefeated and that was the great Rocky Marciano.
“I’ll be second, it’s like an elite club with only elite fighters, just two. I still feel like I have a lot to prove in this fight, I want to come out. the field as undefeated champions.” I want to make a Hollywood movie about my life after boxing.
“Boxing is a small part of it but I have to finish it and be part of that elite class club. I’ve always been focused on boxing but now I know I’m reaching the end of my career.
“I’ve achieved everything and I’m financially secure, so now it’s time for me to consider focusing on other things like being with my family.”
Fury has flirted with retirement several times, but has also suggested he won’t give up until his domestic confrontation with Anthony Joshua.
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For now, he will face domestic rival Whyte in his second title defense and focus on delivering a knockout.
His opponent is yet to be caught up in the pre-match build-up and did not appear at yesterday’s press conference to promote the event.
Fury believes it’s unlikely Whyte will miss the match and has admitted he would “drink every day” for a day’s salary of £6m.
“I am 100% confident; He’s getting 32 times his biggest payday so he’s definitely coming,” Fury said. Only an idiot would refuse to do that.
“Even if he goes out drinking every day between now and then he’ll still show up. For £6m I’ll go drinking all day, eat food and still go up.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/tyson-fury-retirement-boxing-whyte-26366310 Tyson Fury Explains Why He Wants To Retire After His Fight With Dillian Whyte