Tyson Fury doubles down on retirement but says "don’t rule out Mayweather money"

Tyson Fury has doubled down on his wish to retire after his knockout victory over Dillian Whyte.

The Gypsy King retained his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles as well as keeping lineal bragging rights following a dramatic sixth round stoppage on Saturday night. Fury controlled the first five rounds before delivering a devastating right uppercut, which sent ‘The Body Snatcher’ to the floor.

Whyte was unable to continue despite getting back to his feet, meaning Fury extended his flawless record to 32 wins and 0 losses, but confirmed it “could be the end” of his career. And the champion went on to double down on his words in the post-fight press conference.

Fury said: “I’m happy with my decisions. I’m gonna go home with my wife and my kids. I’ve fulfilled everything I ever wanted to fulfil.

“I’m going to retire as only the second heavyweight champion in history after Rocky Marciano to retire undefeated. All roads led to the Gypsy King. And I was unbeatable at this game.”

But Fury said he would not rule out a return via the exhibition route, naming UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on his “hit list”.

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He added: “I definitely think so. But I will not rule out exhibitions for sure, get some of that Floyd Mayweather money. I wanna have fun, I’m an entertainer.

“Francis Ngannou was here today. He’s on my hitlist. In an exhibition fight, however he wants it, a cage, boxing ring, boxing gloves, UFC gloves. We can make it happen. It will be a clash of the titans for sure.”

Mayweather has gone on to partake in two exhibition fights since hanging up his gloves with an untouchable 50-0 record. Fury may be tempted to follow the business mogul’s path, with ‘Money Mayweather’ having gone on to make millions more against Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa and YouTuber Logan Paul since 2017.

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