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Tyson Fury's Retirement Plans Aren't Convincing Fans

Daisy Phillipson

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Tyson Fury's Retirement Plans Aren't Convincing Fans

Tyson Fury appeared to confirm the news that he's retiring from boxing following his defeat of Dillian Whyte, but the fans aren't buying it.

The self-proclaimed 'Gypsy King' retained his WBC heavyweight title with a devastating sixth round knockout tonight, 23 April, as a crowd of 94,000 watched on at Wembley Stadium.

In his post-fight interview, Fury responded to previous statements he'd made about hanging up his boxing gloves after a glittering career.

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"You know I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the Wilder three fight that would be it and I meant it. It was a great trilogy but I meant that," he said.

"I got offered to fight at Wembley at home and I believe I owed it to the fans, I owed it to every person in the United Kingdom to come here and fight at Wembley.

"And now it's all done, I have to be a man of my word and I think this is it, this might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King. And what a way to go out."

Although Fury sounds like he's making his exit, many viewers took to Twitter after his speech to say they don't think this is the end.

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"I don’t believe for one minute he’s retiring. Boxing's a game and he’s already thinking about selling tickets," wrote one.

"Not a chance @Tyson_Fury is retiring! Congratulations champ," said another.

A number of fans also discussed the rumours about a potential Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua match.

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"Tyson Fury is 100% not retiring. Especially with all the unfinished business with Anthony Joshua," commented one, with another adding: "He’s not retiring, we’re getting the Joshua fight."

The 33-year-old had talked up retirement in the build-up to his bout with Whyte, but many were unsure if the claims were true.

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Speaking to talkSPORT Boxing Insider this week, he said: “There’s nothing for me to achieve. I’ve won every belt in the world that there is to win. I’ve broke all records.

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“No one in my era has won the Ring Magazine belt, only me. No one in my era has ever been lineal champion, only me.

“I’ve won every single belt there is to win in the sport and I’m getting out healthy, in one piece and undefeated.”

It remains to be seen if Fury sticks to his word, with many still believing he'll still have one more in him.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Tyson Fury, Sport, Boxing

Daisy Phillipson
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