Fury sat down with Morgan after his KO win over Dillian Whyte last weekend, but technical difficulties saw the interview end sooner than expected
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Fury sat down with Morgan on Talk TV after being knocked out DIllian Whyte to defend his WBC heavyweight title. ‘The Gypsy King’ doubled down on his retirement claim by insisting his fight last weekend was the last of his pro career.
This led Morgan to call Fury one of the greatest boxers of all time. The TV presenter then praised Fury for making his nation proud, but “The Gypsy King” thought the interview was over and left while Morgan was still speaking.
“I’ve interviewed you many times and I think you’ve had one of the greatest boxing careers of all time,” Morgan said. “If this is really the end then on behalf of all fans around the world and all sports lovers I want to thank you for everything you have done because you have made us all proud.
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“Especially in this country you have made us proud to be British and you are just a great champion. So thank you for everything you have done.”
Morgan’s praise was followed by a brief silence before Fury was heard saying, “He’s gone.” The technical difficulties continued as Morgan then added, “Oh he’s gone, he didn’t hear my compliment!”
Some fans have criticized Fury’s decision to retire as an undisputed fight against the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch Anthony Joshua in July remains on the table for him. Fury has downplayed the fight and insists he already has enough belts in his collection.
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The Brit could return for a ‘hybrid rules’ fight with the UFC champion Franz Ngannou. After 33 professional fights unbeaten, Fury explained why his victory over Whyte marked the end of his boxing journey.
“That’s nothing but the truth, I’m done,” he said. “Every dog has its day. When is enough, enough? I am happy and healthy, I still have my mind and can still speak. I have a beautiful wife and six children. Success, fame, honor? What else am I doing it for.” ?
“Boxing is a very dangerous sport that you can knock out with one punch, as we saw on Saturday night. It only takes one unfortunate hit and you might not get up. I’m retiring while I’m ahead, only the second man in history to retire as an undefeated heavyweight champion.”
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