TYSON FURY has stated he has no thoughts of retiring ahead of his WBC heavyweight title showdown against Dillian Whyte.
The Gypsy King meets his British compatriot at Wembley next week in his first fight in England since June 2018.
In March, the 33-year-old explained how he was doing with a view to hanging up his gloves with £150million in the bank from his career earnings.
His trainer, SugarHill Steward, suggested how earlier this month No one believes the undefeated Mancunian will make it.
And Fury’s father earlier this week laughed at his son’s retirement talk when he labeled his claims “cops ***”.
He commented on the possibility that he would saunter away, John Fury said: “Bulls***. Tyson is as crazy as a box of frogs. Where will he go without boxing?
“Boxing is his life … Tyson is the biggest liquidation dealer in the world, people should know him by now.”
Tyson has now backtracked on his initial threat to withdraw while discussing his future at a virtual press briefing.
He remarked, “I’m just thinking about it Dillian Whyte I’m not thinking about retirement at the moment.
“It’s all going to come after I’ve had the fight and we’re going to think about what’s to come, what the future holds for me.
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“Right now I have a daunting task in Dillian. A lot of people underestimate Dillian Whyte – but I don’t.
“I give the guy all the respect he deserves throughout the training camp, I’ve been training since January, broke all the records in the gym so I feel good and look good.
“I don’t underestimate this guy and have shown him the respect that I have shown Deontay Wilder.”
He added: “I’m so lucky to be paid so well for a job that I love doing. I’ve had a great career. These are my moments in time and each one of them is precious.
“They go by so fast that even a 12-round bout feels like two minutes to me standing in the ring.
“I wish I could spend a whole day fighting, a whole day slapping people in the face.
“This may seem like madness, but I love every second of it. I’ve been doing this unbeaten for 14 years and I just keep going.”
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/18281440/tyson-fury-retirement-u-turn-dillian-whyte/ Tyson Fury makes an about-face ahead of the Dillian Whyte fight and insists he won’t wrap it up after the Wembley fight