Fury makes retirement U-turn after making decision on future after Whyte fight

Tyson Fury insists he won't be retiring from boxing any time soon a mere month-and-a-half after claiming that his fight against Dillian Whyte next weekend was going to be his last.

The Gypsy King is set to defend his WBC heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, which will be the first time he's fought in England for four years.

While promoting the bout earlier this year, Fury said he planned to quit the sport for good as there were no more challenges left for him in his career – despite the prospect of title unification fight against the winner of Anthony Joshua's prospective rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

"This is the final fight of my career, I'm retiring after this," Fury told reporters at a press conference in March. "$150million in the bank, healthy, young, I'm gonna buy a massive yacht abroad. I'm retiring, I'm out, this is my final fight, I'm done."

While most people took the 33-year-old's words with a pinch of salt at the time, boxing fans will be relieved to hear that the champ has changed his mind.

"I am only thinking about Dillian Whyte at this moment, I am not thinking about retirement," he said during a virtual press call. "That will all come after I have had the fight and we will think about what is to come, what the future holds for me."

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Fury has won 31 of his 32 professional fights, with the only blot on his record being his dramatic split decision draw he against Deontay Wilder back in 2018. The Manchester-born fighter went on to beat Wilder twice in a row in what was inarguably one of boxing's truly spectacular trilogies.

Despite being heavy favourite against Whyte, Fury insists that he isn't underestimating his opponent whatsoever.

"I give the guy all the respect he deserves throughout the training camp, I have been training since January, breaking all records in the gym, so I am feeling good, looking good.

"A lot of people are underestimating Dillian Whyte, but not me … I've given him the [same] respect [as I gave to] Deontay Wilder."

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