Former boxer Tyson Fury has said that he retired from boxing over fears that he could be left in a wheelchair if he kept on fighting.
The fighter known as the Gypsy King put an end to his glittering boxing career in April 2022 after he managed a grizzly sixth-round TKO victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley.
There is still a lot of hope amongst his fans that he will come out of retirement in the near future, as can often be the case in boxing.
He could potentially fight the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
Recent revelations about his physical condition could cause all of those fans to give up hope about a possible return though as the father of six appears to have very much made up his mind.
“People say, ‘One more, two more’,” Fury said. “But what if I was in a wheelchair and say, ‘I had four more fights guys and got brain damage.’
“I’m the one getting punched in the head by these giant men… I mean it, people. I’ve had enough and I don’t wanna fight no more.”
Just before he announced his retirement, there was no doubt that he was within touching distance of being viewed as the undisputed king of boxing. Despite that, the former unified heavyweight champion appears satisfied with what he has achieved in his career.
“I’ve been on the road for 13 years as a professional, went all over the world and fought the best fighters in the world,” Fury said.
“The Americans, the Africans, the Germans – I fought them all, and all of them fell.
“They all fall to the fat f***er from the north of England.”
He added: “There’s seven billion people in the world. Just think about that number – seven billion people and I’m the f***ing heavyweight champion of the world.
“Number one. Out of all those people, the biggest, fattest, baldest, ugliest motherf***er on the planet, that’s me.”