Tyson Fury’s manager offers a new reason for the world champion’s retirement

Fury retired from boxing after beating Dillian Whyte last month and his trainer has revealed big fights that fell during his career played a part in him putting on the gloves

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Tyson Fury’s trainer has revealed the heavyweight has retired from boxing after losing several big fights during his career.

‘The Gypsy King’ announced his retirement after beating Dillian Whyte at Wembley last month. The WBC champion insists he will only fight in exhibition bouts from now on, teasing a “hybrid rules” fight with UFC champion Francis Ngannou shortly after his recent win.

Fury said he has nothing left to prove in sport after winning all sorts of belts. Although he has never achieved undisputed status in his career, Fury said he sees himself as the undisputed champion when he leaves the sport for good.

His trainer SugarHill Steward has now said a large part of Fury’s retirement is down to failed fights. “I know a lot of the resignation has to do with him not getting the fights he wants,” Steward told Sky Sports.

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“It’s really a mental challenge to be offered fights and negotiate for fights and then end up falling through. I am happy that he is retiring because that is what he wants.”

Fury has taken part in big fights throughout his career, such as an epic trilogy with Deontay Wilder and a shared title fight with Wladimir Klitschko. But for all the good fights he’s been in, Fury has also missed out on big-name fights.

David Haye twice pulled out of a fight against Fury, once in 2013 and the other in 2014. Fury was finally set to fight bitter rival Anthony Joshua last August but his trilogy with Wilder prevented the undisputed clash.

Tyson Fury and Coach Sugar Hill Steward


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Steward teamed up with Fury after his nervous win over Otto Wallin in 2019, with The Gypsy King crediting the trainer with turning him into a knockout-focused fighter. Steward said Fury’s “injury” from boxing should be taken into account as many fans have criticized his decision to retire.

“These things happen to a lot of fighters around the world. You wouldn’t expect it to happen on a stage this big, but it does happen and it’s something fighters have to deal with,” Steward continued.

“We outsiders sometimes don’t understand that. We just say, ‘If he gets the fight, he’ll come back’, it’s not as easy as being on the outside and going through what’s happening on the inside. It’s the sport he loves so much and it hurts him so much. These things have to be considered and respected.”

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