WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has said he will be a “sad and lonely” person when he ends his boxing career. The undefeated 33-year-old will defend his title this weekend against American Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas, his third fight after a draw in 2018 and Fury’s victory in 2020.
Speaking to the BBC Radio 5 Live boxing podcast, Fury said he would have no regrets if he had never fought again and said he was not motivated by the vast purses that ‘he could command. âI don’t fight to be the greatest of all time, I don’t fight to be a legend,â Fury said.
“It wouldn’t benefit me to make another 50 or 200 million pounds, you don’t have to be rich to live my life. I’m just a normal person who is very good at boxing and a very special person and chosen. ” Fury, nicknamed the Gypsy King, said he could go away and never watch boxing again, although he admitted he wouldn’t know how to keep himself going without the sport.
âWhat makes me tick? I get asked this question a lot,â Fury said. “It’s certainly not a few pounds. It’s a fact that there isn’t anything else.” I box because I can – I don’t like anything else, I don’t have any hobby. After boxing I will be a very sad and lonely person.
“I tried taking care of animals, driving a 4×4, got a shotgun license, clay pigeon shooting. Nothing turns me on.” Fury is the favorite for Saturday’s fight, but compared Wilder to an “atomic bomb” in the build-up to the fight.
âWe both know what we can do, there are no secrets,â Fury said. âI’m dealing with a guy who can knock you out with one blow, and he faces the same thing.â When you’ve got the two biggest heavyweights on the bigger stage, you’re always up for a night out. exciting. The heavy truck landscape can change in seconds, and it’s up to me to keep it on track and not let it change. ”
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