Tyson Fury lifts lid on retirement plans after sending warning to heavyweight division

Tyson Fury claimed the WBC heavyweight title in February.

Tyson Fury insists he has no intention of hanging up his gloves any time soon. The lineal heavyweight champion completed a fairytale comeback story in February when he dethroned Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC title in Las Vegas.

Fury’s seventh-round TKO victory over the previously undefeated Wilder saw him claim the sole title that had him.

Despite having completed the heavyweight title set, Tyson Fury is far from content with his achievements inside the ring.

Retirement, however, is certainly not on the mind of ‘The Gypsy King’, who is hoping to become undisputed heavyweight champion before it’s all said and done.

“Why walk away when I’m still only young?” Fury asked during an interview with Sky Sports.

“Hopefully I box until I have a good sit down with all the team and we all decide it’s time to walk away, while I’m on top, and then sail away into the sunset, and then who knows what will happen after that.”

Fury foresees himself reigning over the heavyweight division for several years, much like Wladimir Klitschko did before he came unstuck against the Brit in November 2015.

He said: “I’ve achieved more than any active heavyweight alive today. No-one can come close to what I’ve achieved.

“I’m happy with where I am in my career and what I’m doing. If I never have another boxing fight, I’ll be happy. I’ve completed the game.

“I’ve won every single belt in boxing. From the English title to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world. All done, all finished.

“Considered the best, done. If I don’t box again, I’m happy, but if I do box again, then I continue to box.

“If we get past this thing, which hopefully we will, then we’re going to keep boxing and just keep taking on contenders.

“Klitschko did it until he was 40. A lot of the great champions are continuing and continuing.

“I ain’t boxing for money, I ain’t boxing for fame, I ain’t boxing for a belt. I’m boxing because it keeps me mentally happy and I like to do it.

“Nothing to prove to anybody. Not one thing to prove at all, but I box now because I love boxing and I’ve been doing it all my life.”

Fury’s next outing is expected to be a trilogy fight with Wilder, which is expected to take place in Las Vegas.

The pair were set to renew their rivalry in July but had their third encounter postponed until October due to the coronavirus outbreak.