Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte: Gypsy King confirms this is 'the final farewell'

  • Tom Ward

Tyson Fury has once again claimed he will retire after fighting Dillian Whyte.

The Gypsy King, 33, will put his WBC heavyweight world title on the line this Saturday at Wembley Stadium against mandatory challenger Whyte, 34.

But for Fury, he admitted that this big domestic dust-up will be the end of the road for him and his hugely successful career, but vowed to make the most of it.

The 33-year-old told the Top Rank YouTube channel: “I’ve got nothing to prove to anybody, I’m just there to have fun, take in the atmosphere, and enjoy the night.

“It’s the final farewell. It’s been a long old ride. It’s quite emotional to be honest.

“All this, the ride of, like, starting as a little kid and wanting to be heavyweight champion, and then to finally be hanging up the gloves.

“I know nobody believes me because they all think I’m after money or whatever else, there’s only a certain amount of people who know that money don’t mean nothing to me.

“I’m walking away. I have nothing to prove to nobody. I’ve done what I had to do.

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“That’s it. Win, lose, or draw on Saturday night, we put up a good fight and we go home. That’s it.

“That’s the way I’ve been feeling.

“I said to [my wife], before the last Deontay Wilder fight, we was both in the room upstairs in the house in Vegas, and I said, “This is it. This is the last one now with Wilder. I don’t think there will be anymore.’ And she said, ‘Thank God for that.’

“And after the fight, we got the opportunity to do a big one at home with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, so it’s an opportunity that you don’t pass up.

“It’s the [national] stadium and it’s a massive, massive event. The biggest crowd that Wembley’s ever had in it for any sporting event, I believe. I was always planning to walk away, and here we are, walk away.”

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It came after Fury rejected the idea of facing either Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk.

Speaking earlier this week to talkSPORT, he said: “Nah, they’ve had their chances.

“That’s sailed, gone.

“They’ve had so many chances to grow a pair, step in the ring and do battle with the Gypsy King, and they didn’t do it.

“For whatever reason, whether it was gonna be money, or belts, or pride.

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“They had their chance and now it’s flew away.

“I’m sorry, but this is it. Tune in now, because you’re never gonna get to see big GK in action again after this. This is it.

“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.

“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.”

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