Tyson Fury hints he could RETIRE from boxing after Deontay Wilder knockout win

Tyson Fury is not sure whether he ‘needs to fight anymore’ following his epic victory over Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King climbed off the canvas twice to defeat the Bronze Bomber with an 11th round knockout to settle the pair’s rivalry and retain his world heavyweight title belts.

His next opponent is still to be decided, though Fury has hinted he could hang up the gloves after achieving all of his goals in boxing.


Tyson Fury has admitted he could retire from boxing after his win over Deontay Wilder


He told the Telegraph: ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve got one fight left on my contract with Top Rank and ESPN and we’ll see what that is.

‘But I’m not thinking about boxing right now. I don’t know how many fights I’ve got left. I don’t know if I need to fight anymore. I don’t know what the future holds.

‘I am motivated to get up in the morning do a little bit of training, and enjoy my day. I don’t have any goals in boxing, I have done everything and won everything, the only one to do it in my era.

Fury climbed off the canvas twice to seal an 11th round knockout victory over the American

Fury claims that he has ‘done’ and ‘won’ everything he can during his boxing career

‘I will always have been the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, Ring magazine champion, that will not evaporate in history, but once it is done, it is done and you cannot get it back.

‘Once you are done, it doesn’t matter how many belts you have, who you beat, what your record is. You are just another bare bum in the shower and I have always had that opinion.’ 

Since the victory over Wilder, Carl Froch has said that he wouldn’t be surprised if Fury retired from in-ring competition. 

Froch said in his Sky Sports column: ‘There is nothing left for him to do. I wouldn’t be surprised if he retired. 

Former boxer Carl Froch admitted he wouldn’t be surprised if Fury retired from the sport

‘Depending upon how much he loves the sport, and how much he wants to go in there and do it all again, I wouldn’t be surprised if Fury says: “I have done my bit and now I am finished.”‘

Fury is currently undergoing a standard 45-day suspension from the Mevada State Athletic Commission so he can recover from Saturday’s contest in Las Vegas.

Dillian Whyte, who next fights Otto Wallin on October 30, could be next in line for Fury next year.

British boxing fans had hoped for a unified heavyweight clash between Fury and Joshua before the latter lost his title belts to Oleksandr Usyk last month.

Joshua though has activated his rematch clause and could be in line for Fury down the line if he can exact revenge on the Ukrainian.   

Dillian Whyte could be next in line for a shot at the Gypsy King’s heavyweight title belts


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