Tyson Fury may not be retiring anytime soon, but he opines that once he parts away from boxing, the sport won’t be the same.
Boxing is definitely more entertaining when I’m in it: Tyson Fury
The reigning WBC heavyweight champ has often teased about retirement in the past and even decided to hang his gloves up after defeating Dillian Whyte in April last year, only to return in December after a change of mind and knocked out Derek Chisora.
The Chisora trilogy was the last time “The Gypsy King” was seen in action, until this 28th of October when the Brit will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in a 10-round exhibition bout in Saudi Arabia.
Tyson Fury is still eyeing the undisputed throne and after he deals with Ngannou, he has plans to go after WBO, WBA, IBF, and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk and for that, the 35-year-old insists that he is not retiring anytime soon and is eyeing a 10-fight deal after Ngannou.
“I’m looking to sign another 10-fight deal after this, so I don’t know, I’m going to put my feelers out there and see who I can get the best deal off for another 10 fights,” Fury said in an interview with ESPN boxing insider Mike Coppinger. “What else is there? I retire, plenty of money, plenty of achievement, whatever — 35 [years old]. What am I going to do? … This makes me f—ing happy fighting. This is all I’ve ever done and all that’s ever made me happy. So it’d be stupid now to walk away from it when I’m making millions of dollars and getting loads of joy from it as well.”
“I’ve been boxing 15 years as a pro. I’m going to be prone to injuries, you know, elbows, knees, shoulders, ankles, everything that can go wrong on somebody usually at our age now that goes wrong,” Fury added.“Boxing is definitely more entertaining when I’m in it. I’ll say boxing will be- f—ed when I’m gone.” [H/T Boxing Scene]