TYSON FURY has rebuffed retirement rumours by laying out an outrageous five-fight plan — which includes back-to-back showdowns with Brit rival Anthony Joshua.
Speculation that the Gypsy King could hang up his gloves spread like wildfire after his undisputed dust-up with Oleksandr Usyk was postponed due to injury.
The pair’s historic unification bout has been rescheduled for May 18, with a rematch likely to take place before year’s end.
And Fury, 35, has grand plans of going on what would be a legacy-defining run after becoming the first undisputed heavyweight king in nearly a quarter of a century,
The WBC king said on Instagram: “I keep hearing talk from people that I should retire or I’m gonna retire soon. I ain’t retiring [anytime soon].
“I’ve got two fights with Usyk for the undisputed, twice. Then I’m gonna fight AJ at least once, maybe twice if there’s a rematch.
“If he wants one after the first battering I give him.” After consecutive domestic dust-ups with AJ, Fury plans to exact revenge on the man who gave him the biggest black of eye of his undefeated career — former UFC champ Francis Ngannou.
He continued: “Then I’m gonna fight Ngannou again. And that’s just the start.
“So there’s five little fights for you to whet your appetite with.”
Fury has retired and unretired several times over the last few years, much to the annoyance of boxing fans. But the Wythenshawe warrior insists he’s still operating at an elite level and won’t be going anywhere in the coming years.
He said: “I ain’t going nowhere, nowhere! 35 years old in the prime of my life and I’m ready to smash.” Boxing fans were quick to comment on Fury’s multi-million-pound plan for the rest of his career, with one saying: “This will take him to 45 years old.”
Another said: “Five fights? Mate, that’ll take you a decade to get those done.”
And another said: “Keep smashing it, ignore the haters, live life to the fullest.”
One remarked: “Believe it all when I see it mate!
“You will be saying you don’t need to fight AJ next week.”
Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra chimed in: “A person without enemies is a person without values brother.”
Fury’s February 17 clash with Usyk was postponed due to the horror cut he suffered below his right eyebrow in sparring last week.
He said of the cancellation: “This is not a blessing in disguise, but I take God’s will as it comes.
“I was 100 per cent confident I was going to knock Usyk out. I was 100 per cent ready.
“Why would I not want to fight for the biggest payday of my life?” – The Sun.