Tyson Fury has revealed that he may retire after his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder and will never face heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua.
The 33-year-old has won all four world titles throughout his career, the latest of which came when he claimed a WBC strap from Wilder with a seventh-round stoppage win in February 2020.
Now the Gypsy King is once again stepping into the ring with the American and he has admitted that this could be his last fight.
speaking on BBC 5 Live Podcast, he said: “Listen, I could walk away today and never look back at boxing. I’ve done what I’ve done and it can never be taken away.
“People will always remember the mysterious Tyson Fury, that madman who fought everybody. Nobody cared.
“Even the greatest punchers of our generation did not let him down. Went across the pond, fought [Wladimir] Klitschko in Germany.
“Nobody can say anything about me other than what I did and that’s all, and I’m proud of that.”
If Fury retires, it would put an end to persistent speculation about a mega-fight between himself and British rival Joshua.
The pair looked set to meet in a £500 million blockbuster over the summer, before an arbitrator decided that Wilder had the right to a third match with Fury.
And the idea of an all-British dust-up took another hit when Joshua lost three of his world titles after a unanimous decision defeat to Usyk last month.
Meanwhile, Fury’s upcoming rival, Wilder, has also hinted that he is approaching the end of his career.
The Bronze Bomber told the Last Stand podcast: “I can feel it close, retirement… I’m looking for a champion, a face, a name.
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“The faster I can get to it, the faster I can retire and get the hell out of here.”
Fury and Wilder will meet in the ring around 5 a.m. BST on Sunday as they fight again.
If Britain gets the job, it could be ready to face fellow countryman Dillian White as Fury’s inevitable challenger.