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‘I’m finding it hard to let this thing go’ – Tyson Fury predicts TEN more fights after ending retirement to face Derek Chisora but believes he will NEVER face Anthony Joshua

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By Jordan Ellis

Tyson Fury insists he is back for good now that he has officially ended his retirement after months of speculation about his fighting future.

The WBC heavyweight champion claimed to be done with boxing after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium back in April.  

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Fury KOd Whyte in April, then retired

After flirting with a comeback ever since, Fury has officially announced a trilogy fight with Derek Chisora which will take place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on December 3 – live on talkSPORT.

The British rivals first met in July 2011 as Fury claimed a decision win before he then forced Chisora to stop in their rematch in November 2014.

Unlike most fighters, ‘The Gypsy King’ insists he is not returning for one final paycheque and is planning to fight on for a long time after realising that retirement is not for him.

“I ain’t going anywhere. I had retirement for four or five months and I didn’t like what I tasted,” Fury told Jim White and Simon Jordan on talkSPORT.

When asked about how many more Fury fights fans can look forward to, he answered, ‘Maybe ten’ before revealing why he will keep boxing for as long as possible.

“I have everything the world has to offer and that to me is not interesting,” Fury explained

“The only thing that really gets me going is boxing, fighting and training. I don’t think I can be involved in an environment of training every single day like a lunatic and not have a goal at the end of it.”

Fury believes he’s got plenty of big fights left in him

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Fury believes he’s got plenty of big fights left in him

Fury, Joshua and Usyk could have had a round-robin of fights by the end of next year

Fury, Joshua and Usyk could have had a round-robin of fights by the end of next year


Despite the fact, almost everyone believed Fury would return to boxing after his retirement, the man himself insists he was adamant about leaving the sport behind earlier this year.

“I’m finding this really hard to let this thing go,” he said.

“When I walked in April, God knows I really meant what I was saying. I could’ve put my hand on a bible and meant what I said at the time.

“There was no doubt in my mind. I would’ve passed any polygraph test in the world. But, having four months of retirement, I know it’s not for me.

“There are no goals for me in boxing anymore. I’m doing this because it is the only thing I know. It is what makes me tick.

Now that he’s back, Fury can look forward to massive fights with the likes of Oleksandr Usyk and Joe Joyce if he gets by Chisora in December.

But, according to promoter Frank Warren, Fury is unlikely to ever face Anthony Joshua after protracted talks over an-all British showdown collapsed.

Asked if he believes the Joshua fight will ever materialise, Warren replied: “No. AJ’s gonna come back – a couple of fights to get him back into the situation, he’s gotta win those fights. And I think he’s very vulnerable.”

Fury vs Joshua negotiations began well, but quickly descended into chaos

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Fury vs Joshua negotiations began well, but quickly descended into chaos

Fury is an agreement as he insisted to White and Jordan that Joshua dodged him and can’t ever his fellow countryman agreeing to a fight.

“You can’t make a fight that somebody else doesn’t want,” he said.

“No matter how much willing I am to make a fight, if the other participant doesn’t want to do it for whatever reason, they are not going to do it. I don’t believe you could have dragged him there with a JCB.

“It’s a lack of balls. If you are in charge and you’re assertive and you’re the man of your team, you tell the team to make the fight happen if you really want it. If you don’t want it, you find a million excuses why.”

Asked if he will ever face Joshua, Fury replied: “I don’t think so. They are too hard to work with. Too difficult and you can’t make someone do something they don’t want to do.”

Source: Talksport.

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