Tyson Fury has made an announcement that he is retiring from boxing, emphasising that “no amount of money” will make him stay. “I just wanted to walk out on top, go out with a bang. Nearly 100,000 at Wembley, with a knockout performance. They will not forget the Gypsy King in a hurry, and no amount of material assets or money will make me come back out of retirement because I’m very happy.”
“My time is to go out on a high. I always said that I wanted to walk away on top of the sport, and do it on my terms, and I didn’t want to be the person who said: ‘Well, I should have maybe retired two years ago,’ or whatever.” added Fury
At 33 years of age, Fury is an undefeated WBC heavyweight champion, leaving the ring after beating his fellow Briton Dillian Whyte via a sixth-round stoppage in front of a 94,000 crowd at Wembley, three days ago. Fury has made the media that he is not intrigued in going against either Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA, IBF and WBO champion, or Anthony Joshua, whose rematch is put down on paper for the coming summer season.
Speaking on TalkTv Fury said:
“This is the truth, the gospel truth, nothing but the truth – I’m done. Every good dog has its day. Like a great Roman leader said, there will always be somebody else to fight.”
“When is enough enough? I’m happy, I’m healthy, I’ve still got my brains, I can still talk. I’ve got a beautiful wife, I’ve got six kids. I’ve got umpteen belts, I’ve got plenty of money. I’ve got success, fame, glory. What more am I doing it for?
“Boxing’s a very dangerous sport, you can be taken out with one punch as we’ve seen on Saturday night, and it only takes one unlucky blow and you may not get up off that canvas. I’m quitting while I’m ahead. I’m undefeated, only the second man in history to retire undefeated heavyweight champion.
“I’m very, very happy and very content in my heart with what I’ve done, what I’ve achieved. It’s not about money for me. A lot of people in this world, everything is about money, and more money and more money. I’ve got enough money. I’ve got enough of everything I need. I’m a very simple man. I drive an 07 VW Passat. I’m a very normal person, I don’t need tons of money to impress everybody.”