Source: livescore news
After retaining his WBC heavyweight title by defeating Dillian Whyte at Wembley, Tyson Fury stated that he is ready to retire from boxing.
Fury won by knockout in the sixth round, but it remains to be seen if he can be persuaded to return to the ring.
This was Fury’s first fight since defeating Deontay Wilder in the third and final installment of their trilogy in Las Vegas last October.
The undefeated 33-year-old Mancunian, who improved his record to 32-0-1 in his professional career, told BT Sport Box Office: “I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the Wilder III fight that would be it — and I meant it.
“But I got offered to fight at Wembley, at home, and I believed I owed it to the fans, I owed it to every person in the United Kingdom, to come here and fight at Wembley.
“And now it’s all done, I have to be a man of my word and I think this it.
“This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King, and what a way to go out.”
Fury was ecstatic with the manner in which he won. “I think Lennox Lewis would be proud of that right uppercut tonight,” he continued.
If he does retire, the WBC champion believes he will leave behind quality fighters in the heavyweight class, which includes Whyte.
Fury said: “Dillian is a warrior and I believe he will be a world champion.
“But tonight he met a great in the sport. I’m one of the greatest heavyweights of all time and unfortunately for Dillian he had to face me tonight.
“He’s as strong as a bull and has got the heart of a lion, but you’re not messing with a mediocre heavyweight, you’re messing with the best man on the planet.
“You saw that tonight with what happened.”