By Jordan Ellis
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has big plans after recently reaffirming his boxing retirement.
‘The Gypsy King’ first announced he was done with the sport in the immediate aftermath of his sixth-round KO win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium back in April.
Last week, Fury excited fight fans when he announced his comeback and expressed his desire to box Derek Chisora for the third time.
Many believed he would quickly bin the idea of fighting Delboy and instead take on the winner of Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2, which takes place this weekend, in an undisputed clash.
Fury quickly went back into retirement after watching a talkSPORT interview with Amir Khan, who explained how he fell out of love with boxing in the lead-up to his eagerly anticipated grudge match with Kell Brook earlier this year.
The fan favourite announced his retirement once again, only this time it was a bit more serious. Fury relinquished his Ring Magazine belt and officially informed the WBC of his decision to walk away from fighting.
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While some still believe he’ll come back, the 34-year-old is already planning for a life after boxing which could include a career in music and movies.
“I’ve done well out of boxing. The world is open to so many things now. I’m doing a Netflix documentary at the moment,” Fury said in an interview with The Ring Magazine.
“Who knows? You might even see me on the silver screen,”
“I’m going to be recording an album soon. Yeah, I might do a little bit with Ed Sheeran, or Adele.”
Fury, who says his dream movie role would be Fast & Furious, could become the latest combat sports star to try their hand at acting after Conor McGregor recently announced his silver screen debut.
‘Notorious’ is set to star alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in a reimaging of the 1980s classic Road House which is set to begin filming in the Dominican Republic later this month.
Unlike Fury, McGregor insists he has no plans to move into acting full-time and will soon return to fighting once the fractured tibia and fibula he suffered at UFC 264 in July 2021 has fully healed.