Tyson Fury vows to stick to retirement plans

Tyson Fury insists that “no amount of money” will tempt him to return to the ring after the WBC heavyweight champion retired after his win over Dillian Whyte.

Fury beat fellow British Whyte on Saturday with a sixth round stoppage to maintain his unbeaten record. The 33-year-old has vowed to hang up his gloves after successfully defending the title in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley.

But there has been widespread speculation that he could be persuaded to return to fight WBA, IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, whose rematch is scheduled for this summer.

Fury quashed those rumors during an interview with Piers Morgan on Wednesday.

“This is the truth, the truth of the gospel, nothing but the truth,” he said. “I’ve finished.

“When is enough? I am happy, I am healthy, I still have the brain, I can still speak. I have a beautiful wife, I have six children. I have a thousand belts, I have a lot of money. I have success, fame, glory. What am I still doing this for?

“Boxing is a very dangerous sport, you can be knocked out with a punch as we saw on Saturday night, and all it takes is one unfortunate blow and you may not get up from that canvas. I stop while I’m ahead. Undefeated, only the second man in history to retire undefeated heavyweight champion.

“It’s not about the money for me. Many people in this world are all about money, and more money and more money. I have enough money. I’ve had enough of everything I need. “

Fury, whose professional record is 32-0-1, added: “I have been away for the past 10 years traveling, all over the world, traveling for boxing. When I have time to be father or husband, brother, son. I need this personal time.

“I just wanted to get out on top, get out with a bang. Nearly 100,000 at Wembley, with a knockout performance: they won’t quickly forget the Gypsy King and no amount of material possessions or money will get me back from retirement because I’m very happy. “

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