Tyson Fury says 'no amount of money' will tempt him back into boxing

Undefeated heavyweight champion open to crossover bout with UFC star Ngannou or a stint in WWE

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Tyson Fury insists he is done with boxing and that "no amount of money" will tempt him back into the ring after the WBC heavyweight champion retired following his win over Dillian Whyte.

Fury, 33, retained his title and his unbeaten record with a sixth-round stoppage of his fellow Brit on Saturday in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley.

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

Fury, who improved his record to 32 wins from his 33 pro bouts with one draw, quashed those rumours during an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV on Wednesday.

"This is the truth, the gospel truth, nothing but the truth. I'm done," he said.

"When is enough enough? I'm happy, I'm healthy, I've still got my brains, I can still talk. I've got a beautiful wife, I've got six kids.

"I've got umpteen belts, I've got plenty of money. I've got success, fame, glory. What more am I doing it for?

"Boxing's a very dangerous sport, you can be taken out with one punch as we've seen on Saturday night, and it only takes one unlucky blow and you may not get up off that canvas.

"I'm quitting while I'm ahead. I'm undefeated, only the second man in history to retire undefeated heavyweight champion.

"It's not about money for me. A lot of people in this world, everything is about money, and more money and more money. I've got enough money. I've got enough of everything I need."

Fury, who boasts 23 knockouts following his stoppage of Whyte on Saturday, added: "I've been away for the last 10 years on the road, all over the world, travelling for boxing. When do I get time to be a father or a husband, a brother, a son. I need this personal time.

"I just wanted to walk out on top, go out with a bang. Nearly 100,000 at Wembley, with a knockout performance - they will not forget the 'Gypsy King' in a hurry, and no amount of material assets or money will make me come back out of retirement because I'm very happy."

Fury said he is not ruling out exhibition fights - a crossover bout against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has been heavily mooted - or a return to return to World Wrestling Entertainment.

And when asked by Morgan on Wednesday what his big aim in life now was, Fury replied: “My big aim in life now Piers is to get a job next to you, interviewing people and talking my mind!”

Updated: April 28, 2022, 8:40 AM
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