Tyson Fury sends emotional retirement message ahead of fascinating Oleksandr Usyk fight

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Boxing news: Tyson Fury has told fans to enjoy him before he retires from the sport

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 26/11/2023

- 12:11

The Gypsy King is preparing for the battle on February 17 as he looks to maintain his unbeaten record

Tyson Fury has emotionally told boxing fans to enjoy him while they can as his fight with Oleksandr Usyk creeps closer.

The pair will face off in Saudi Arabia on February 17 having recently announced a new date for their blockbuster bout.

Fury is entering the fight under heavy scrutiny, however, having recently toiled during a narrow victory over Francis Ngannou.

The 35-year-old was downed in round three of that fight, though the Gypsy King ended up winning via split decision.

Speaking to Boxing King Media, Fury has now emotionally told fans to enjoy him before he retires.

And he's also revealed how he copes with criticism, insisting anybody who slams him is a 'loser'.

"Just remember the days of Tyson Fury and enjoy them," he said in a short video that was uploaded on Instagram.

"Because when they're gone, they're gone.

"And you'll never get them back. There will never be anyone else to come like me.

"And that's it. So enjoy it.

"But other than that never let anyone try and get you down, because who are they when they're at home?

"Losers. Anyone who is going to try and slate someone else is obviously a loser.

"And they're not relevant anyway, which is what I always say."

He added: "I won when I beat [Wladimir] Klitschko.

"I won when I won my British title, I've already won at life.

"There's nothing some sausage can ever say to make me feel down or bad about myself.

"Some fun facts. Did I go in there and get paid? Yeah?

"Did I get out in one piece? Have I gone back to Morecombe and done the same old s**t I always do?

"Happy days. What some p***k says about me on a camera, I don't care. I'm about to make a hundred million here.

"I won on that. I won 10 year ago. I'm blessed, whether I'm here fighting or I'm not.

"I'm very blessed by God and I'm thankful to wake up every day and I'm happy."

Fury has been dubbed a boxer in 'decline' by his own father, John.

But the Gypsy King has denied comments made by Eddie Hearn, with the boxing promoter recently backing the Briton to retire from the sport.

He said: "I'm not interested in Eddie Hearn. Honesty I'm not interested in what he has to say. Eddie Hearn now works for me.


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Boxing news: Tyson Fury is currently preparing for his upcoming showdown with Oleksandr Usyk


"I don't care what he said because he's not relevant.

"Why would I be interested in retirement? Honestly, I don't care what any of these people have to say, who even are they now?

"They're working for me as dossers. It is what it is."

Fury has won 34 of his 35 career fights so far.

Usyk, meanwhile, is yet to lose from 21 showdowns so far.

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