Tyson Fury: Wife Paris reveals 'only reason' Gypsy King will return to the boxing ring

  • Tom Ward
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Tyson Fury will only end his retirement from boxing for a unification fight, his wife Paris has revealed.

The Gypsy King, 33, successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title last weekend against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the other four belts in the division, is due to have a rematch with Anthony Joshua later this year.

AJ had his unified heavyweight titles ripped from his clutches in his Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tussle with slick southpaw Usyk last September.

And while Fury has since confirmed his retirement, his wife doesn’t think that it will last very long.

Speaking to BT Sport, Paris said after the Whyte fight: “I would like him to come home now.

“He has nothing more to prove.

“That’s the thing, if he had anything left to do, I’d say, ‘Yeah Tyson, you do it’.

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Tyson Fury has announced his retirement from boxing

“He has nothing to prove so unless he really wants to box on and if he’s just doing it for whatever, money, fame, he doesn’t need that.

“He’s the most famous man on the planet tonight.

“He does not need to be any more famous.

“We’re very blessed and lucky not to need any more money.

“I mean, the man has done everything he ever could do.

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Tyson Fury pictured with his wife Paris Fury

“I’m happy with where we are and what we’ve got and for Tyson to keep boxing it just seems for one reason.

“I know in my heart the only reason Tyson would come back is for a unification fight.

“I think that would be only the reason Tyson would come back to the ring because he has nothing left to prove, to keep boxing on, there’s nothing there for him.”

Likewise, Johnny Nelson also can’t see any way Fury stays retired for long.

Nelson told Sky Sports: “I think Tyson Fury has no intention of retiring; this is talk. His life is boxing, that’s what he does… he’s not going to retire. Even his wife said that there’s no way he’s going to retire.

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“He’ll fight on; the fights that are there for him are Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk and these fights can happen if there’s enough money on the table.

“Let’s see how Joshua goes with Usyk and if he loses, a fight between him and Fury can still happen.

“The possibilities are always there, but you’ve got to remember who the A-side is and the B-side. Like it or not, Tyson Fury is top of the tree.”

Boxing fans have been desperate to see Fury vs Joshua for a number of years now, with the two having been on different paths since their infamous sparring session in 2010.

Fury has become a box office star after his brutal wins over Deontay Wilder and Tom Schwarz, while Joshua’s record sits at 22 wins, two losses.

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