Tyson Fury hints at boxing retirement

Tyson Fury has suggested he may soon call time on his boxing career.

Fury will next be in action against the unheralded Tom Schwarz on June 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and plans on fighting again after that on September 28.

And the former unified world heavyweight champion has told a reporter that he only wants more bout after that before calling it a day.

Should the 30-year-old stay true to his word, it is unlikely fans will get to witness the rematch with Deontay Wilder, after their December 2018 clash ended in a draw, while a mega-fight with Anthony Joshua will also fall by the wayside.

“I am going to be very active this year. I am going to have three fights, then I am going to be gone,” he told IFL TV.

The self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ recently signed a lucrative broadcast deal with ESPN in the US worth a reported £80m.

Fury will enter the fight against the 24-year-old German as the clear favourite, but he is not underestimating his opponent.

“This isn’t a routine defence. This is a dangerous hungry lion, who is coming to knock me out,” he said in a separate interview to BT Sport, who broadcast his fights in the UK.

“He’s got 16 knockouts in 24 wins. I think he’s as good a boxer that’s out there, to be honest.

“As good as anyone out there. Underestimate him and I’ll be chinned for sure.”

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