TYSON FURY admitted he won’t be able to retire from boxing until he finally fights Anthony Joshua.
The pair have spent years not agreeing on terms for a Battle of Britain fight, most recently for December.
And it leaves Fury unable to leave until he settles scores with Joshua in the ring once and for all.
He said on The High Performance podcast: “I don’t think I can retire today.
“Because I need that Joshua fight. We’ve been trying to fight this battle for years.
“It’s the fight that people want to see. It’s the fight that I, as a boxing fan, want to see.”
Fury, 34, said he left the sport in April after beating Dillian Whyte, 34, at Wembley.
But that only lasted a few months as a unification bout with Oleksandr Usyk, 35, or a grudge match with Joshua, 33, proved too tempting.
In the end, Fury had to settle for a trilogy fight with Derek Chisora (38) on December 3, whom he unilaterally beat twice.
And it leaves the door open for superfights with Usyk and AJ next year, with the Gypsy King claiming he can box into his 50s.
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Fury admitted it would be a crime for boxing fans not to fight Joshua after sharing the ring three times with Deontay Wilder, 37.
He said: “For the last four or five years, there’s been this three-headed monster: me, Wilder, Joshua.
“Joshua and Wilder were killed and I’m the last one standing.
“Suddenly there’s a bunch of new people coming in now – Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, Usyk blasted the party.
“Now there’s a lot of new blood that wasn’t there five years ago, and it’s like, ‘Can you beat this person?’
“But I think it would be an absolutely dying farce if me and Joshua hadn’t fought in that era.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6687322/tyson-fury-retire-boxing-fight-anthony-joshua/ Tyson Fury admits he won’t be able to retire from boxing until after years of failed talks between rivals after fighting Anthony Joshua