Britain's Tyson Fury celebrates after beating Britain's Dillian Whyte to win their WBC heavyweight title boxing fight at Wembley Stadium in London on April 23, 2022. NICK POTTS WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said on Friday he is going to walk away from boxing, two days after insisting he would make a comeback to the sport to complete a trilogy against fellow-Briton Derek Chisora.
Fury told his wife he would retire after beating Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April, before declaring his interest in fighting Anthony Joshua in England provided the bout was free to watch and attend.
Fury's retirement plans were shelved, but Fury's 34-year-old was told to make another u-turn after the promise of completing two trilogies, one with Deontay Wilder and a second with Chisora.
After long hard conversations, I finally decided to walk away and on my 34th birthday I say 'bon voyage', a huge thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years.
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The outcome of a rematch between Joshua and Ukraine's WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Oleksandr Usyk in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia next week may persuade Fury to think again.
Fury and Joshua appeared to be on a collision course last year until an arbitrator ruled Fury had to fight Wilder for a third time.