Tyson Fury is 'itching for another fight', says wife Paris

Tyson Fury is ‘itching for another fight’ and is not serious about professional retirement from boxing, says wife Paris… just a day after Gypsy King announced he will demand £500m to fight Oleksandr Usyk

  • Tyson Fury said he would only consider a return to boxing if he is paid £500m 
  • Fury is in negotiations to fight the winner of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk 
  • He claims to be retired and revealed plans to take part in series of exhibitions
  • But wife Paris admits she has doubts about his seriousness in hanging up gloves  

Tyson Fury’s wife believes he is ‘itching for another fight’ and is not serious about retiring from professional boxing.

The Gypsy King revealed on Good Morning Britain he would only consider returning to the ring against Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed world title bout if he was offered £500million. 

The WBC champion has claimed to be retired since late April but then announced on Tuesday that he would not be hanging up his gloves just yet.

Tyson Fury’s wife believes he is ‘itching for another fight’ and is not serious about retiring from professional boxing

Fury said only a figure of £500m would convince him to return to the ring professionally

And wife Paris – who wanted him to retire after he defended his WBC belt against Deontay Wilder in October – is also dubious about how long he will stay away from the ring, but harbours hopes he has retired for good. 

‘I’d like him to retire,’ Paris told Piers Morgan on his TalkTV show on Wednesday night. 

‘But there’s something in the back of my mind saying he’s itching for another fight. It’s there – woman’s instinct, there’s something still calling him out there.

‘As the wife, I just look and wonder ”are you done?” I hope he is. I hope he chooses another path but honestly, I think there is a question mark there.’

But wife Paris is also dubious about how serious he is about staying away from the ring

Fury remains undefeated in his 33 professional fights to date and has only failed to win one of them, having been sent crashing to the canvas in his first fight with Wilder in 2018.

And Paris revealed she asked her husband to stop fighting after the stalemate in Los Angeles, but added his desire to fight again after that means she is left with doubts about how serious he is about stepping away this time. 

‘After the first fight with Deontay Wilder I begged him not to fight again,’ she added. 

‘And then he fought again and now he’s saying he’s quit again. I just don’t think it’s the end. I just wonder. You never know, we’ll wait and see.’

Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that Fury is in negotiations to fight the winner of the clash between Anthony Joshua and Usyk in Saudi Arabia in December.

She revealed she wanted him to retire after his draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018

Then, after completing a dramatic U-turn over his boxing future by confirming he is ‘100 percent going to fight again’, Fury said: ‘What you’ve gotta do is go and get half a billi, and then the Gypsy King will come out and solve all his problems for him.’ 

Fury also announced plans to take on boxing legends such as Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis in exhibition bouts, and is also eyeing a clash with former WWE star and Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.

In an appearance on Good Morning Britain, where the Gypsy King was interviewed while sat on a throne at his home in Morecambe, Fury said: ‘This is not professional boxing, this is pure entertainment – Hollywood-style entertainment. That is all it is. Nothing more, nothing less.

‘The difference with the exhibition is you’re not there to win or lose – you’re there to enjoy it, have a good time and to put a show on for the fans.

Fury announced plans to face boxing legend Mike Tyson as part of a series of exhibition fights

‘You can fight old timers, famous people or whoever you want. So I am looking at fighting Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, even someone like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, that would be fantastic.

‘You never know who we could be fighting in one of these shows but that is what I am open to in the upcoming future.’

Fury announced his retirement after defending his WBC heavyweight belt with a stunning uppercut against Dillian Whyte in the sixth round at Wembley in April.

But it did not take long for many to doubt whether Fury would actually follow through with his announcement, and the Gypsy King was forced to remain firm on his stance in the weeks following.

Fury is in negotiations to fight the winner of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk

He was in Cannes in the south of France on holiday last month and has also been enjoying some down time at home.  But those doubters were proved right when he spoke about returning earlier this week.

He told Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions: ‘We have some very exciting news coming. I think the world has been waiting for a plan of action.

‘Last week we had a nice Italian down in London and a long conversation about lots of stuff.

‘I will be back in the ring 100 per cent, just like in the movie when Jerry Maguire shouted ‘Show Me The Money!’

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