Fury plans to train fighters after retirement

WBC and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury plans to pass on his knowledge to the next generation of fighters after his own ring career has finished.

Fury has targeted retirement after a maximum of five more fights including his trilogy clash with Deontay Wilder on July 24 and that elusive two-fight series with WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua that fell through last month.

The Mancunian says he will train fighters alongside current coach SugarHill Steward and find another heavyweight champion to follow in his footsteps.

“When I finish as champion after maybe four or five more fights Sugar and I are going into business together,” Fury told Jeff Powell of The Daily Mail. “We will train a few fighters. We’ve set the wheels in motion already by contacting a few young hopefuls around the world.

“Hopefully, we will find a new world heavyweight champion. That would be incredible — maybe even more of an achievement than me winning all the belts.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been around boxing all my life and I know the game inside out but with this I can still be in big-time boxing, without getting my face smashed. How bad is that?

“Since I opened my gym in Morecambe I’ve discovered that I get an amazing feeling from teaching,” added Fury. “Working with young boxers or fighters who are stuck at a lower level and to see them learn from you is tremendous. To watch people soak up what you’re telling them and do it, or make something good out of a promising lad is unbelievably satisfying.”