Tyson Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, has stated that he intends to retire from professional boxing after his April bout with Dillian Whyte for the WBC championship.
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that Fury has declared that he has made all of the money he will ever need and does not intend to live a lavish lifestyle like Muhammad Ali or Evander Holyfield.
Tyson Fury told BT Sport;
“The only thing I can gain is money. I’ll have earned almost 100 million pounds after this battle. I don’t think I deserve any more if I can spend that much.”
“I know Mike Tyson spent half a billion and Evander Holyfield 400 million and all the rest, but I don’t live their big flashy lifestyles.
“I live in Morecambe, in Lancashire. It’s cheap there. I don’t have any big habits like I’m gambling tons of money away. I don’t do anything. I can never spend the money I’ve got.
“I’ve got stuff I want to do, a lot of opportunities that don’t involve me getting brain damage. I’ve got six kids and a wife. When is enough enough?
“Why do I have to be one of those people who went on too long and got injured? Just had one too many fights and blew it all for what? A few more quid?
“I want to retire on top, unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world. I want to do a Netflix documentary, a Hollywood movie, and be a good husband, father and son.
“Most of all I just want to be happy, and that’s probably the hardest thing.”