Tyson Fury will continue to fight in the heavyweight division for another decade, despite claiming he will retire in July, according to the 27-year-old's trainer and uncle Peter Fury.
The Mancunian is set to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch of November's world title fight, which saw him claim the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight belts, on July 9. However, Fury has openly claimed he will retire after the bout at the Manchester Arena.
But Peter Fury has told Fury fans to not worry about any retirement plans, claiming the heavyweight is a 'wind up' and fully expects Fury to defeat Klitschko once again, meaning a potential all-British heavyweight fight with Anthony Joshua could still be on the cards.
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"I think he's going to be around for the next decade and he's got to cement his legacy. I believe he will. He's a fighting man down to his boots." Peter Fury told Sky Sports.
"The only way Tyson will walk away from boxing is if he gets nailed to the canvas. There's your answer on that.
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"Tyson is always on the wind up. He's training probably the hardest and the best he's ever trained in his life for this second fight."
Fury has also openly admitted that he hates boxing, claiming he would prefer to be at home with his family eating chocolate and watching television. But Peter Fury insists any plans to quit the sport are not seriously on his nephew's mind, and is ready to, once again, defeat Klitschko.
Fury in good shape
"I don't say things lightly. You will see the shape he's in for this second fight and he'll be retaining his world titles and I've always said he'll be around for a long time. Come July 9, this is what will happen." Peter Fury insisted.
"We're very happy with his muscle mass and we're very happy with his conditioning."
Fury has been his usual charismatic self during the pre-fight press conferences building up to the world title bout in Manchester, and is preparing to go one further and knock out his Ukrainian opponent, after winning the last fight by unanimous decision.
And Peter Fury is also confident that the Lancashire fighter will be even better this time around, after causing an upset in Dusseldorf, ending Klitschko's 11-year stranglehold on the heavyweight division.
"He wasn't at his strongest in that fight." said Peter Fury. "This time, he won't be fitter because he was super-fit last time but he's going to be a lot stronger. He'll have a lot more power and this will be evident when he steps in the ring."
British boxing fans will be hoping Peter Fury is right in his predictions, and that the 27-year-old can send the Ukrainian packing once again, with IBF heavyweight champion Joshua prepared to face Fury in a unification bout at the end of the year.
Fury and Joshua have been locked in a Twitter feud in recent months, and the Watford-born fighter has openly expressed an interest in fighting his rival, claiming he will fight anyone.
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