Tyson Fury reveals he could quit boxing again at any time as future remains a mystery

Since returning from 924 days away from the sport, Fury has appeared in great spirits and celebrated his 30th birthday this week with his beloved family.

The Gypsy King faces Francesco Pianeta on Saturday night and has reportedly got a deal lined up to face WBC king Deontay Wilder in November.

But the former unified world champion admits his moods still swing like his heavy hands and fans – like his opponents – will never know what is coming next.

Fury said: “When people don't think I can do it then I rise to the challenge. But I need a dance partner. I rise to each opponent's level, just above them.

“I'm very hungry to be the best that I can be.

“If I come through this, Wilder gets the chance to fight me.

“I never knew any heartache or sadness and I did not know how good I had it until it was gone.

“I want to get back there, I have to prove that no one can beat me, the challenges are there, it is just what turns me on.

“One minute I want 30 defences, the next I want to smash Wilder in and the next minute I want to retire. You never know what to expect with me.”

American Wilder will be ringside at Windsor Park, commentating for BT Sport with a perfect 40-0 record.

The Alabama giant is ready to snub Anthony Joshua and hand Fury his title crack in just his third comeback fight.

But Fury is doing his best put his front-row guest in the back of his mind.

He said: “I'm not here to talk about Wilder at all. He's had 40 fights and hasn't really fought anyone.

“I am not focused on Wilder, I don’t care about Wilder being there, it is not my concern.”

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Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren caused a stir at the start of August when he claimed he had seen the contract Anthony Joshua had allegedly refused to sign to confirm his fight with Wilder.

Matchroom promoted Tony Bellew insisted Warren was telling porkies but Fury’s promoter has explained the situation further, claiming he helped Wilder’s promoter Shelly Finkel with the paperwork.

Warren said: “Wilder wanted the fight, they made a huge offer and I saw what they put together.

“When they were putting the offer together I helped them with some of it.

“He was offered a 50m dollar guarantee and, if he lost, another 30m dollar rematch.

“The money is right, that’s huge money, the only reason it didn’t happy is that they didn’t fancy it.

“I know his trainer Rob McCracken doesn’t fancy it. But that fight has gone.

“Once Tyson gets this out of the way this is taking place, it is the biggest fight that is happening.

"The winner will be the best in the world.

“They won’t go begging to Joshua because they will No1.”


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