Tyson Fury announces he will retire after Klitschko rematch

The British boxer will fight Vladimir Klitschko in July

Tyson Fury announces he will retire after Klitschko rematch

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World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has announced he will retire from boxing after his eagerly anticipated rematch with Vladimir Klitschko in July.

The British boxer shocked the world back in November when he dethroned Ukranian legend Klitschko and he retirement has come as a surprise with future bouts against other boxing heavyweights being lined up in the future. 

Fury broke the news after watching his cousin Hughie claim the vacant WBO heavyweight belt. 

‘I’ve got two and a half stone to get off and I want to get on it,’ said the WBA, WBO, IBO, and Ring Magazine heavyweight world champion," Fury said. 

‘It’s going to be my my last fight. I think. S*** or bust. All or nothing. It’s going to be my last fight win, lose, or draw.

‘I just can’t be f***** with it. I’m so sick of it. I’ve got no motivation to carry it on.’

Today he confirmed the news via his Twitter account.