Tyson Fury: “I’m getting too old for this, I’m too long in the tooth for this"



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Tyson Fury: “I’m getting too old for this, I’m too long in the tooth for this"

Tyson Fury said he is planning his retirement after the WBC heavyweight fight against Dillian Whyte. This will be Fury's 33rd professional fight. “I’m getting too old for this, I’m too long in the tooth for this - I’m 34 this year," admitted Fury.

"I’ve had everything to deal with - weight loss, ups and downs, alcohol problems, drug problems. I’m probably around about 60 [years old] when it comes to boxing years. “I’m not in this for a long time, I’m in it for a good time.

I’ve got a couple of fights left and then that’s me done. “I’m still batting on, taking care of things, I’m going to take care of a few fights and then we’ll see. I’m looking forward to all these fights.

Whatever fights come up next, they’re the ones I’m looking forward to." Fury also knows Father Time is coming for him. “Boxing for me doesn’t mean fighting world champions, young guys coming up because I’ve studied boxing and know the history of it.

Every dog has his day whether you’re the greatest or not, age catches up very quickly so you’ve got to move over for the younger guys”. He recalled his victory over Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015. “Klitschko all those years ago, I said to him ‘you were a good champion in your day, a good man.

But Father Time has caught up with you. I said ‘you’ve got to move over for the younger guys coming through, give us a chance. “I’m the same now and I’m not far off the same age Wladimir was when I beat him.

“There are some guys, Bob Arum’s top American guy, Jared Anderson, coming through. Twenty-two years old, the guy is unbelievable. I tipped him as a future heavyweight champion as soon as I sparred him. You’ve got guys like that coming through.

Guys like Filip Hrgovic, Tony Yoka, and Joe Joyce. The mistake Wladimir made was he wanted to take on the next era of champions and it didn’t work out for him”. Fury is going into to fight as the firm favorite. Whyte had this to say:
"Me vs Tyson Fury - most believe he's the best of all time, why would I not want to fight the best of all time again?," explained Whyte.