Tyson Fury admits he will be a "very sad, lonely person" when he retires

Tyson Fury is not willing to think about the end of his boxing career despite the dangers posed by Deontay Wilder ahead of their highly-anticipated trilogy bout this weekend.

Fury knows that his heavyweight counterpart has the power to end the fight with one well placed shot, but insists that he can do the same after their one-sided rematch in February of last year.

Following their initial draw in 2018, both Fury and Wilder took on two lesser counterparts before meeting at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last year.

Before their third bout on Saturday gets underway, the self-proclaimed Gypsy King has been asked about his motivation to continue boxing – and he doesn't exactly have a retirement plan in place.

Talking to BBC Radio 5 Live's Boxing podcast, Fury said: "I'm not fighting to be the greatest of all time, I'm not fighting to be a legend.

"It wouldn't benefit me earning another £50m or £200m, you don't need to be rich to live my life. I'm just a normal person who is very good at boxing and a very special, chosen person."

Back in September, Fury said that he'd like to fight Dillian Whyte in December before back-to-back Anthony Joshua meetings (before his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk) and finally Dereck Chisora for a third bout.

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He said this week: "What motivates me? I'm getting asked this a lot. It's definitely not a few quid. It's a fact there's nothing else.

"I'm boxing because I can — I don't enjoy anything else, I don't have any hobbies. After boxing, I will be a very sad, lonely person.

"I've tried looking after animals, four-wheeled driving, got a shotgun licence, clay pigeon shooting. Nothing turns me on."

Concluding: "We both know what we can do, there's no secrets. I'm dealing with a guy that can knock you out with one punch, and he's dealing with the same.

"When you have the two biggest heavyweights going for it on the biggest stage, you are always in for an exciting night.

"The heavyweight landscape can change in seconds, and it's up to me to keep it on track and not let it change."

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