World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is giving serious consideration to retirement after admitting that he will never better his accomplishments on November last year.
The unbeaten 27 year-old defeated Wladimir Klitschko in Germany to claim the unified world title and is due to face the veteran Ukrainian once again in a lucrative rematch this spring or summer.
Despite a mass of money and offers in front of him to repeat his amazing feat of three months ago, Fury told Mike Costello of BBC Radio 5 Live that he is unsure whether he will even step inside a ring again, let alone defend his belts.
“I’m struggling to get motivated. I could walk away. I could just sail into the sunset unbeaten with all the belts and live a normal life,” said Fury.
“All that I would be boxing for is money and I always thought to myself I never want to let sport become about money. I’ve accomplished a dream. It’s about how much motivation I have to keep going on.
“There is life after boxing and I don’t know what I’m going to do at the moment. I haven’t even cemented I am going to fight in a rematch.”
Fury continued: “If I win another 50 fights, it’s not going to mean as much. I believe I’ll be frozen in 2015 for the next 40 years, or however long I live for. Nothing’s going to outdo that achievement.”
Rumours of a potential fight with Klitschko on a Middle Eastern millionaire’s yacht have surfaced in the last few days, although Fury told Costello he had rejected, not one, but two offers from the region so far.
The ‘super-yacht’ proposal was set to be staged with no TV or media coverage and just fought in front of 120 wealthy punters who would pay $1m each for the privilege of watching the return.