WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed that he intends to dominate boxing’s marquee division for years to come.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the 31-year-old stated that he hopes to emulate former foe Wladimir Klitschko’s long spell of dominance, citing his mental wellbeing as a key factor in his decision to keep fighting.
“I’ve achieved more than any active heavyweight alive today,” said Fury, 30-0-1 (21 KOs). “No-one can come close to what I’ve achieved. I’m happy with where I am in my career and what I’m doing. If I never have another boxing fight, I’ll be happy. I’ve completed the game.
“I’ve won every single belt in boxing. From the English title to becoming the undisputed heavyweight champ of the world. All done, all finished. Considered the best, done. If I don’t box again, I’m happy, but if I do box again, then I continue to box. If we get past this thing [Covid-19], which hopefully we will, then we’re going to keep boxing and just keep taking on contenders.
“Klitschko did it until he was 40. A lot of the great champions are continuing, and continuing. I ain’t boxing for money, I ain’t boxing for fame, I ain’t boxing for a belt. I’m boxing because it keeps me mentally happy and I like to do it.
“Nothing to prove to anybody. Not one thing to prove at all, but I box now, because I love boxing and I’ve been doing it all my life. Why walk away when I’m still only young?” he continued.
“Hopefully, I box until I have a good sit down with all the team and we all decide it’s time to walk away, while I’m on top, and then sail away into the sunset. And then who knows what will happen after that?”