Tyson Fury set for retirement in April

Tyson Fury set for retirement in April

Britain’s heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury says he will retire after the defence of his WBC title against Dillian Whyte in April.

The unbeaten 33-year-old is a two-time world champion, winning 31 of 32 professional fights.

He drew with American Deontay Wilder in the first of their three fights, before winning the second and third bouts.

Asked whether he would call time on his career after fighting Whyte at Wembley Stadium on 23 April, Fury said: “100%.”

Speaking after his news conference to promote his upcoming bout, Fury said: “I’m a two-time undisputed world champion.

“[I have] £150m in the bank and nothing to prove to anybody.”

Fury – who has hinted at walking away from boxing before – was expected to face the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Ukranian WBA (Super), IBF and WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk later this year, should he beat Whyte.

That potential scenario to unify all the heavyweight belts had kept alive the possibility of a long-awaited fight between Fury and Joshua, after negotiations ended last year.