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Tyson Fury can walk away if he wins rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, says Glenn McCrory
Last Updated: 03/05/16 7:41pm
Tyson Fury has vowed to retire after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and Sky Sports expert Glenn McCrory believes the heavyweight champion will stick to his word.
I've been saying Tyson Fury will retire for a while and I think that's probably what he will do.
He's said already that this fight will set his kids up and his grandkids up. If he can win this and get out as undefeated heavyweight champion of the world, which is pretty special, then what else does he need?
He's beat the best, he finished an era, and that was a massive achievement. I don't think he can improve on that really. I don't think he has ever been in love with the game. It's work, it's what he does and he's good at it. He has done the biggest thing that you can possibly do in the sport. I was told that I could never win a world title and when I did, that was it for me. But I had made no money, so I had to fight on.
If he beats Klitschko again, which I think he can, then what else has he got to prove? All you have got then is young hungry kids who want to take your head off. Tyson likes his family life and you can see how well he enjoys it by the three stone that he's put on.
Klitschko just mentally does not know what to do with him. He doesn't know what Fury is going to do next and none of us do.
He's got Klitschko's number, for me. Klitschko just mentally does not know what to do with him. He doesn't know what Fury is going to do next and none of us do. He doesn't care and that is hard for Klitschko to deal with. He had him in bits at the press conference. Klitschko tried to be more aggressive and it backfired on him. It was all Fury belittling him and he mentally cannot cope with it. Klitschko will be pulling his hair out by the time the fight comes around, he will be demented.
If you've got a huge fight like this one in Manchester, you can think to yourself 'I'm going to do this one last time.' You haven't got to think about who is next, just one goal, one fight and all I've got to do is win it. It will be interesting to see what he says afterwards, but I've always thought he would retire if he won the world title and defends it against Klitschko.
There is always the potential for the Anthony Joshua fight to lure him out of retirement. That's a Wembley Stadium fight. It would be a massive pay day and all the rest of it. That is probably the only fight that would lure him out.