I won’t box into late 50s — Fury

 24th May 2024

Fury to retire after 3 more fights

Tyson Fury has revealed that he will not box into his late 50s like Mike Tyson.

Fury is coming off the first loss of his career, losing to Oleksandr Usyk for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship. The defeat cost Fury in becoming the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999. Fury was almost stopped in round nine after Usyk landed a massive left hand, followed by a flurry of combinations. Fury would have been stopped if it had not been for the referee’s standing eight count.

In his post-fight comments, there was a perception that Fury had been heavily concussed. He wished everyone a happy New Year despite it only being May. While he has indicated his desire to take the rematch, the boxer must think things carefully.

“I can’t see myself hanging around for the next five years. Never mind 20 years. I’ve given a lot to this game. I give all my youth, all my teenage years, all my young adult life. I’ve got to have some time to be me, really. All the things I’ve done and all the accolades and all the money I’ve earned, I’ve got to have time to enjoy it. It’s only a short life, innit? We’re here today, gone tomorrow,” Fury said

The Gypsy King is a father to seven children and was vocal about how long he had been away from his family to prepare for the Usyk fight. There are also suggestions that Fury’s wife, Paris Fury, wanted him to retire after the third Deontay Wilder fight. Fury did announce his retirement after stopping Dillian Whyte. But that was shortlived, as he returned to take the fights with Derek Chisora, Francis Ngannou and Usyk. But with money not being an issue, Fury must decide whether fighting is for him.


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