What a way to end his career
Tyson Fury has confirmed that he will retire from boxing following his sixth-round stoppage victory against Dillian Whyte on Saturday night.
The ‘Gypsy King’s made the announcement in his post-fight press conference, just moments after he had hinted that he may call time on his career.
Fury’s announcement comes after his sixth-round stoppage victory
It comes after Fury’s strong right uppercut was too much for Whyte to handle, leading to him falling to the floor and struggling to regain his balance as he stood back up in front of a sold-out crowd at Wembley Stadium.
The referee called time on the fight after the ‘Body Snatcher’ couldn’t compose himself to ensure that Fury would win the highly-anticipated bout.
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But despite giving some hope that he may continue his career, the Morecambe-born fighter insisted that he wanted to stick to his word and would be hanging up the gloves for good.
WHAT A HIT FROM TYSON FURY TO WIN THE FIGHT!
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‘Tonight was amazing but this is the end’
“I said the third [Deontay] Wilder fight would be my last but I felt I owed the fans one last homecoming,” he told talkSPORT.
“This is definitely the end of the Gypsy King and I went out with a bang.
“Tonight was amazing but this is the end.”
Fury ends his career with a record of 32-0-1 from 33 professional fights in a glittering 20-year career and said that he wanted to mark the end of his life in boxing in true style.
“I was looking to win on points tonight, I wanted a big dirty knockout. I found a beautiful uppercut and that was it.
“I’ve been in this game 20 years, I’m 34 in a few months.”
The 33-year-old has previously gone on record to say he would like to spend retirement out of the limelight in his hometown of Morecambe, and spend time with his wife Paris and their six children.
Whether the ‘Gypsy King’ chooses to reverse his decision is another question, but as one of the most iconic figures in boxing history, his career will be looked back on fondly.
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