Is Tyson Fury considering retirement from the sport of boxing?

Is Tyson Fury considering retirement from the sport of boxing?

By Joseph Correa


Tyson Fury after his big win over Wladimir Klitschko in November. Photo credit : Getty Images

Tyson Fury after his big win over Wladimir Klitschko in November. Photo credit : Getty Images

Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 Ko) pulled off what many consider to be a huge upset over Wladimir Klitschko (64-4. 53 KO) to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO titles this past November in Dusseldorf, Germany and is due to take on Klitschko once again in a rematch this year. 

Fury told BBC Radio 5 live: "I'm struggling to get motivated.
"I could walk away. I could just sail into the sunset unbeaten with all the belts and live a normal life."
He added: "All that I would be boxing for is money and I always thought to myself I never want to let sport become about money."

Fury who is undefeated said he wants to spend time with his family and has little interest in securing a legacy or winning more titles.

"I've accomplished a dream," he said. "It's about how much motivation I have to keep going on.
"There is life after boxing and I don't know what I'm going to do at the moment. I haven't even cemented I am going to fight in a rematch."
 

If Fury does indeed walk away, it will once again shake up the heavyweight division which has shown some life after being rather weak over the past decade or more. With Wilder, Martin, Joshua, Parker and Ortiz you have what looks to be a bright future for the division and it's odd timing for Fury to walk away at this point in his career. A win in the rematch over Klitschko would certainly put Fury in position for a big payday and a potential clash with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder

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