Tyson Fury hints at retirement after Whyte bout

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Tyson Fury hints at retirement after Whyte bout

Tyson Fury has hinted at retirement from boxing after his heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte which is scheduled for next month at Wembley.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) made the bold claim while being forced to handle the brunt of media duties as Dillian Whyte no-showed for their presser to commence the promotion for their April 23 bout.

It was widely believed that the winner of this contest would then challenge the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk later this year for a unification fight.

Tyson Fury, however, seems content with what he has achieved in his career. “This is the final fight of my career, $150 million in the bank, healthy, young; I’m gonna buy a massive yacht abroad.”

These comments should be taken with the grain of the salt as Fury has a history of making outlandish claims for promotional reasons.

The gypsy king also took shots at his opponent for not showing up to fulfill his press duties.

“He should be here promoting the fight,”. “That’s my opinion, and I think it’s tough luck for him and his family and his legacy going forward.”

Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) was expected to be absent from the first presser ever since signing his part of the contract. The Brixton fighter who is currently preparing for the fight in Portugal, turned down an offer to fly to London by private jet on Tuesday having been left incensed with his 20 percent cut of the fight purse.

He has also been virtually silent on social media since promoter Frank Warren won the rights to the fight at a January purse bid with a record $41,025,000.

Whyte was the WBC’s No. 1 contender for more than 1,000 days without a title shot before being upset by Alexander Povetkin. Whyte avenged the knockout loss in March 2021 to regain his status as the WBC’s mandatory challenger.

The clash with Fury, expected before 90,000, will be just the third all-British showdown for the heavyweight championship in history. It will also be Fury’s first bout in his homeland since August 2018’s win over Francesco Pianeta.

 

 

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