Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (27-0-1) made a surprising hint that this year might be the last one in his pro boxing career.
The 30-year-old Brit is about to fight Germany’s Tom Schwarz on June 15 in Las Vegas before having another bout on September 28. “The Gypsy King” last fought in December with WBC champion Deontay Wilder and two months ago he signed a deal with ESPN worth around $85 millions for 5 fights.
Prior to the Wilder fight, Fury was absent from the big scene because he had drug problems and mental issues.
Speaking to IFL TV, Fury said: “I am going to be very active this year. I am going to have three fights, then I am going to be gone.”
This now opens up the prospects that eagerly anticipated clashes with IBF, WBO and WBA “Super” champion Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder may never happen.
Both current champions will be defending their titles in the upcoming 25 days – Wilder will face his fellow countryman Dominic Breazeale on May 18 while Joshua will be making his US debut on June 1 against Andy Ruiz Jr.