Heavyweight king Tyson Fury has now stated his desire to retire again on his thirty-fourth birthday. ‘The Gypsy King’ has engaged in verbal back-and-forths with Dereck Chisora this week, with Fury accusing the Finchley man of asking for too much money.
Via Instagram, Fury wrote “Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years and after long hard conversations I’ve finally decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say bon voyage“.
The thirty-four-year-old is notorious for his contradictory outbursts, but if Fury truly has fought for the final time then he has enjoyed a stellar career which has seen him win every title possible. Fight fans will be hoping to see Fury return at least one more time to face the winner of the upcoming rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, with there little interest in seeing a trilogy bout versus Chisora this December, the prospect of which looked to be gathering momentum during the week.
WBC President Mauricio Suliaman confirmed that Fury had communicated his intent to retire on Friday, but did not mention whether his WBC title would become vacant as a result. Common-sense would dictate that this would be the case given the official statement by Fury, especially with number two and three in the rankings, Joe Joyce and Joseph Parker, already set to face-off on September 24th in Manchester.