Fury: If I Didn't Believe I Could Beat Wilder - I'd Pack Up & Retire

Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) insists he will be motivated by pride rather than prize money when the controversial British fighter faces Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs).

Fury will travel to Las Vegas in November to meet WBC heavyweight champion Wilder in what will be the third fight of his comeback.

The 30-year-old eased to victory against Francesco Pianeta at Belfast's Windsor Park on Saturday, setting the stage for the biggest pay-day of his career in the United States.

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But Fury says he is fighting for glory rather than the boost to his bank balance.

"I'm not going into this for a pay cheque. I wouldn't lose for £100 million; you can't pay any amount of money for me to go to Vegas to get sparked out," he said.

"If I didn't believe I could win I'd pack up and retire. I don't box to be second best or to make the numbers up, I box to be the best I can be.

"If I ain't good enough so be it; I'm taking this fight because I know I can win. I know multi-millionaires and billionaires too -- money doesn't drive me.

"I'll go to Vegas for free and fight Wilder. I'd rather have no money and win than £200 billion and lose."

Wilder has won 39 of his 40 fights inside the distance and Fury is leaving nothing to chance ahead of his "hardest fight"

He will have a short break before beginning his preparations for the Wilder clash, with the aim of shedding a further six pounds by Vegas.

"I promised the wife and kids we're going to go on a gypsy holiday, so I'll get the trailer washed down tomorrow, put it on the road and away we go," he joked.

Wilder has only fought once in 2018, when he fought off and knocked out undefeated Luis Ortiz in March at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Oshio on 08-20-2018

I hope Wilder really retires Fury.

Comment by TheBigLug on 08-20-2018

[QUOTE=KingKrypton;19034188]Luis Ortiz is the third best heavyweight in the world. Tyson Fury is the fourth.[/QUOTE] Lol. Fury would school Ortiz. Ortiz couldn't even get to grips with Malik Scott, never mind Fury.

Comment by P4Pdunny on 08-20-2018

Can't see Fury winning this fight, and I couldn't even after the Wlad performance

Comment by Rip Chudd on 08-20-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;19034388]Just because AJ is driving the car(3 belts) dont mean his name is on the title! (Lineal) the name on the title still says Fury! Soon it will say Wilder. AJ can continue those boring scary ass performances in the…

Comment by 5000boxing on 08-20-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing56;19034387]I just don't see how Wilder can win this. He has a punchers chance and that's it. Fury has too many dimensions to his game.[/QUOTE] It doesn't matter. Wilder has the power, space, reality, mind, time and soul stone in…

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