Tyson Fury Says He 'Might' Retire After TKO Win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley

Erin WalshApril 23, 2022

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Tyson Fury celebrates victory with their head trainer SugarHill Steward after the WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Tyson Fury might be calling it quits.

The two-time world heavyweight champion said Saturday after his sixth-round technical knockout win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium that he might retire. Fury previously told his wife that he was going to retire after boxing Deontay Wilder for a third time in October but returned to the ring after being offered the chance to box at Wembley Stadium.

"I promised my wife after the Wilder trilogy, that would be it," Fury said in the ring after the fight. "Then I got offered to fight at Wembley. I owed it to all the fans in the United Kingdom. I think this is it. This might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King."

Fury's comments come after he told ESPN's Mark Kriegel that he would be retiring after Saturday's fight against Whyte.

"After this fight, I'm walking away," Fury said. "A lot of people don't believe me. I seen me dad do an interview the other day, 'He ain't gonna walk away. He can't live without boxing.' But that's where they all underestimate the big GK [for Gypsy King], I can live without boxing."

Fury put pressure on Whyte in February to sign the contract to fight him at Wembley Stadium, and the 34-year-old put pen to paper on the last possible day to do so.

(Warning: Tweet contains strong language.)

TYSON FURY @Tyson_Fury

Get it signed shithouse or move on <a href="https://twitter.com/DillianWhyte?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DillianWhyte</a> <a href="https://t.co/LlOzaxnfb3">pic.twitter.com/LlOzaxnfb3</a>

Fury entered Saturday's fight an undefeated 31-0-1. He last defeated Wilder at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in October, winning by knockout in the 11th round. The legendary boxer also has wins over Wladimir Klitschko and Dereck Chisora in his career.

Meanwhile, Whyte entered the fight holding the WBC interim title after defeating Alexander Povetkin via fifth-round knockout in March.

With potential bouts against Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk on the table for Fury, it remains to be seen whether he'll stick to his word. If he returns to the ring, it'll likely be for one of the biggest matches of his career.