I say Bon voyage: Boxing star Tyson Fury announces retirement again on his 34th birthday

The Gypsy King hangs up his boots after an unbeaten record of 33-0. 

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 12 August 2022 07:41 PM

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The Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced retirement again from boxing, only three days after saying he was returning to the sport. Fury turned 34 on Friday and posted a message on social media saying: “Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations (I’ve finally) decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon voyage.”

Tyson Fury recently announced a return to boxing and wanted a third bout against Derek Chisora. The 34-year-old posted a video on social media announcing his intended comeback. Fury defeated Chisora twice early in his career before he took down Wladimir Klitschko in his first world title fight in 2015.

In the video, Fury said, "I've decided to come back to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight champion in history to have two trilogies, one with Deontay Wilder, a second one with Derek Chisora. I always said I would fight Derek Chisora at the end of my career.”

Before challenging Chisora, Fury retained his WBC heavyweight against fellow Britisher pugilist Dillian Whyte in six rounds at the Wembley Stadium. The Gypsy King after the fight also declared an intent to hang up his boots after an unbeaten record of 33-0. 

I will not rule out exhibitions for sure: Fury 

After the Gypsy King’s victory over Dillian Whyte expressed the possibility of fighting in some exhibition bouts. He also hinted at facing UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou or competing in the WWE. 

He said, “I definitely think so (that he will retire). I will not rule out exhibitions for sure, Big Francis Ngannou was here today, he's on my hit list in an exhibition fight, either in a cage, in a boxing ring, boxing gloves, UFC gloves, we can make it happen. He's a monster of a guy, I'm a monster of a guy, so that will be a Clash of the Titans for sure.”

“You might see me at SummerSlam coming up soon. I've got to speak to (WWE CEO) Vince (McMahon) and the boys, maybe make this happen," he said. "I know there's (wrestler) Drew McIntyre who has been saying a lot of things about me, I have to knock him out like I did his pal.”

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