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20th Apr 2022

Tyson Fury reveals retirement plans ahead of Dillian Whyte fight

Luke Jennings

Tyson Fury retirement

“There’s plenty of other stuff I need to do.”

Tyson Fury spoke about his retirement plans ahead of fighting mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

The heavyweight champion insists he will retire after Saturday’s showdown with Whyte, who was a no-show at the open workouts due to a lingering compensation issue.

Tyson Fury retirement

Tyson Fury reflects on his career.

Fury reflected on his career and twice becoming heavyweight champion. The Morecambe boxer defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and Deontay Wilder a few years later to win the most prestigious prize in boxing.

“It’s been a long old journey, ups and downs in my career, lots of ups and downs,” Fury said at the open workout.

“I’m coming up to 34, 20 years as a boxer, that’s enough for anybody. There’s plenty of other stuff I need to do like look after my kids and wife and enjoy them.”

Tyson Fury retirement

Fury focuses on Saturday night.

Looking ahead to Saturday night, Fury promised to “leave it all in the ring” as he plans to hang up the gloves after the fight.

The Gypsy King looked to his promoter Frank Warren when he envisaged the aftermath of the fight with Whyte. He says they’ll have a drink “to a very successful night and career.”

“We will put on a good fight and leave it all in the ring, I will be leaving every ounce of strength and energy I have in my body in the ring on Saturday night.

“The rest of it is God’s will, so if it is written in the stars on Saturday night then guess what Frank Warren? We will have a drink after the fight to a very successful night and career. That’s it.”

Tyson Fury retirement

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