I’ll be unhappy and lonely after profession is over, says Fury


LONDON, Oct 5 (Reuters) – WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he shall be a “sad and lonely” individual when he ends his boxing profession.

The unbeaten 33-year-old shall be defending his title in opposition to American Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on the weekend, their third combat after a attract 2018 and Fury’s 2020 victory.

Talking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Boxing podcast, Fury says he would don’t have any regrets if he by no means fought once more and mentioned he isn’t motivated by the huge purses he can command.

“I’m not fighting to be the greatest of all time, I’m not fighting to be a legend,” Fury mentioned.

“It wouldn’t benefit me earning another £50m or £200m, you don’t need to be rich to live my life. I’m just a normal person who is very good at boxing and a very special, chosen person.”

Fury, nicknamed the Gypsy King, mentioned he may stroll away and by no means have a look at boxing once more, though he admitted he wouldn’t know methods to occupy himself with out the game.

“What motivates me? I’m getting asked this a lot,” mentioned Fury. “It’s definitely not a few quid. It’s a fact there’s nothing else.

“I’m boxing as a result of I can — I do not take pleasure in anything, I haven’t got any hobbies. After boxing, I shall be a really unhappy, lonely individual.

“I’ve tried looking after animals, four-wheeled driving, got a shotgun licence, clay pigeon shooting. Nothing turns me on.”

Fury is favorite for Saturday’s combat however has likened Wilder to an “atomic bomb” within the build-up to the combat.

“We both know what we can do, there’s no secrets,” Fury mentioned. “I’m dealing with a guy that can knock you out with one punch, and he’s dealing with the same.

“When you might have the 2 greatest heavyweights going for it on the largest stage, you might be all the time in for an thrilling evening. The heavyweight panorama can change in seconds, and it is as much as me to maintain it on observe and never let it change.”

Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Hugh Lawson

WBC Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury arrives at Manchester Airport, in Manchester, Britain February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble