Tyson Fury intends to stay in professional boxing for a long time and believes that he has achieved more in his career then all active heavyweights.
The current WBC champion recently unveiled new plans to fight until he is 40, and he wants to stay in the ring mostly because of his love of the sport and the positive impact boxing has on him.
“Nothing to prove to anybody. Not one thing to prove at all, but I box now because I love boxing and I’ve been doing it all my life. Why walk away when I’m still only young? They said I’d never do it, they said I would never have the dedication,” Fury told SkySports.
“I’ve won every single belt in boxing. From the English title to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world. All done, all finished. Considered the best, done. If I don’t box again, I’m happy, but if I do box again, then I continue to box. If we get past this thing, which hopefully we will, then we’re going to keep boxing and just keep taking on contenders,” said Tyson Fury.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is still undefeated (30-0-1) and has pleasantly surprised the boxing world several times during his career. Apart from two fights with Deontay Wilder, from whom he took the WBC belt, Fury is probably best remembered by many for the dethronement of Vladimir Klitschko, whom he won in 2015 in a match for WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
Fury will probably have a third fight with Wilder later this year, and in it, he intends to send a clear message once again to anyone who doubts his abilities.
“Klitschko did it until he was 40. A lot of the great champions are continuing and continuing. I ain’t boxing for money, I ain’t boxing for fame, I ain’t boxing for a belt. I’m boxing because it keeps me mentally happy and I like to do it.”
“They said I’d never do it, they said I would never have the dedication,” said Fury.
“Then they wrote me off because I wasn’t body beautiful like everybody else, then they wrote me off because the heavyweight champion of the world was Wladimir Klitschko. I had to go to Germany, that was a write-off, and then they wrote me off because I went to 28 stone and had mental health problems, but that couldn’t keep me down.
“Then they wrote me off because I had to fight the biggest puncher in the history of boxing after only two, petty comeback fights, but that didn’t keep me down.
“Then they wrote me off because Wilder was going to be better the second time around, and then they wrote me off because they said they didn’t believe in what I was going to do and I’m a feather-duster puncher, and I can’t crack an egg, and I’m useless.
“But here I am today, stand-alone heavyweight, a leading superstar in boxing. I’m still fat, still ugly, still bald, still a big man, and I’m still unstoppable.”