World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has shocked fans of boxing by saying he has still not decided on whether he will face Wladimir Klitschko in the re-match, and could leave boxing altogether.
Fury’s defeat of Klitschko back in November came as a surprise, with Fury claiming the WBA, IBF WBO titles in the heavyweight division – and a re-match is scheduled to take place in either May or June.
The 27-year-old told members of the press he was struggling to gain the motivation needed to be able to defeat Klitschko for a second time.
“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.
“All that I would be boxing for is money and I always thought to myself I never want to let sport become about money.” Fury said.
He went on to say that he was more focussed on spending time with his young family, and is not interested in obtaining any more heavyweight belts.
“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 has not returned to heavy training yet, and he admits he is only jogging and lifting weights at this time – and with the potential big fight only a matter of months away, you would think his decision will come pretty imminently.