WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has confirmed he will not be returning to the ring, saying he has ‘nothing more to give’ and ‘no amount of money’ will give him. would bring back.
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) beat Dillian Whyte in a sixth-round stoppage in front of a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium on Saturday to retain his heavyweight crown, then telling fans he was unlikely to fight again.
“It’s the truth, the truth of the gospel, nothing but the truth, I’m done,” Fury said Wednesday on Piers Morgan Uncensored. “You know, every good dog has its day and as the Roman leader said, there will always be someone else to fight.”
“The fans will always want more, they always want more blood. But at the end of the day, I have nothing left to give.
“I gave everything I had. I’ve been a professional for 14 years, I’ve been boxing for 20 years.
“My time is to go out on a high. I’ve always said I wanted to get away from the sport and do it on my terms, and I didn’t want to be the person who said, ‘Well, I might have had to retire two years ago,” or whatever.
“I just wanted to come out on top, come out with a bang. Nearly 100,000 at Wembley, with a knockout performance. They won’t forget the Gypsy King anytime soon, and no amount of material assets or money will give me will come back out of my retirement because I’m very happy.”
The 33-year-old, who previously promised his wife he would retire, extended his unbeaten streak to 32 wins and a draw with Saturday’s win over Whyte (28-3, 19 KOs).
After the fight, he indicated he had no interest in facing the winner of Oleksandr Usyk’s WBA, IBF and WBO title defense against Anthony Joshua, scheduled for July 23.
“I’m quitting while I’m in front. I’m undefeated, only the second man in history to retire the undefeated heavyweight champion,” Fury added.
“When is enough enough? I’m happy, I’m healthy, I still have my brain, I can still talk.”
“I have a beautiful wife, I have six children, I have countless belts, I have a lot of money, success, fame, fame. Why am I doing it more? “