32 professional fights, one draw, zero losses: Tyson Fury is undisputedly one of the best heavyweight boxers in the history of the sport. On Saturday, the Englishman will face fellow countryman Dillian Whyte in the ring at Wembley Stadium. It could be his last fight.
“Ever since I was a little boy I’ve always said, ‘I’m going to be the heavyweight champion of the world’ and you know what, I did it,” Fury said in an interview with “talkSPORT“. “It was a fantastic journey and not only went steeply uphill, there were ups and downs” and now he will say goodbye forever, the “Gypsy King” continues to surprise.
When asked, Fury confirmed: “That was it!” and continues singing, based on a classic by the band The Doors: “This is the End”.
The historic opportunity to compete against Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua in a fight longed for by the boxing world and to unite all the world championship belts of the important associations obviously no longer appeals to Fury. “I’ve won every belt, I’ve broken every record. […] I’m leaving in one piece, I’m unbeaten,” Fury said.
Can you believe Fury
Joshua also “had so many chances” to compete against him and didn’t use them, now the prospect of a fight between the two superstars has vanished, the 33-year-old said. “That was it!” You will never see him in action again after this fight.
Clear statements, but also the comments under the Twitter video published by “talkSPORT” speak volumes.
“I don’t believe Tyson Fury for a moment” or “He’s talking nonsense again,” the users suspect. The majority is also certain that Fury just wants to increase the odds for his fight against Whyte, scare Joshua and put himself in a position to dictate the circumstances of a possible duel.
In line with this, Fury pointed out during his remarks that you should tune in because it was the last chance to see “Big GK”.
At the beginning of March, Fury said Whyte would be his last opponent. In 2016, the scandal-ridden Brit tweeted, “Boxing is the saddest thing I’ve ever done,” announcing his retirement but moving on.
The fact that Fury really doesn’t take the chance to become champion of all associations doesn’t suit his appearance at least.