“No amount of money”, no matter how big, will convince Tyson Fury to step back into a boxing ring. The world heavyweight champion, who retired on Saturday after his victory over Briton Whyte for the WBC title, was very clear.
Fury had announced in advance that this match, won by K.-O. on the sixth round at a Wembley filled with 94,000 spectators, would be his last. But no sooner was it finished than rumors began to swirl about a possible comeback against the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, holder of the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, or against the other Briton Anthony Joshua.
My family first
“I wanted to go to the top, with a bang. Nearly 100,000 people at Wembley, a victory by K.-O. : The Gypsy King won’t be forgotten anytime soon, and no amount of money will get me out of retirement because I’m happy,” he said. “It’s the truth, nothing but the truth, I’m done. I am happy and healthy, I still have my head, I can talk, I have a beautiful wife and six children. I have I don’t know how many belts and a lot of money. I have success, fame, glory. What more could I have? »
“Boxing is a very dangerous sport. It can be enough of a blow so that one does not recover any more from the carpet , continues the native of Wythenshawe. “I leave while being at the top. I am undefeated and only the second world heavyweight champion in history to retire undefeated. It’s not a question of money. I have been traveling all over the world for boxing for ten years. When am I going to take the time to be a father and a husband, a brother, a son? I need to have time for me, ”concluded Fury, who arrived as a king and left as a legend. It vaguely reminds us of someone…