(REUTERS) – Tyson Fury will return to the ring only for a title unification bout, his spouse Paris mentioned, after “The Gypsy King” retained the WBC heavyweight world championship with a technical knockout win over fellow Briton Dillian Whyte in what he referred to as his ultimate struggle.
Fury, who landed a proper uppercut to deck Whyte in the sixth spherical at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Saturday (April 23), mentioned after the struggle that he can be sticking to his promise to Paris to retire.
But she mentioned the 33-year-old may return for an undisputed world title struggle in opposition to the winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian beat the Briton in September to assert the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts.
“I would like him to come out now. He has nothing more to prove,” Paris instructed BT Sport. “If he had something left to do, I might say ‘Yeah Tyson, you do it’. But he has nothing to show.
“So until he actually needs to field on, and if he’s simply doing for no matter cash, fame, he doesn’t want that. He’s essentially the most well-known man on the planet tonight.
“For Tyson to keep boxing, it just seems for one reason and I know in my heart, I think the only reason that Tyson will come back is for the unification fight.”
After Saturday’s victory, Fury stretched his unbeaten report to 32 wins and a draw, with 23 knockouts. Whyte, 34, fell to his third loss in 31 fights.