You name it and Tyson Fury has likely already done it.
Become a world champ? Been there done that.
How about a unified one? He already accomplished that.
Headline a pay-per-view? Several times over.
There’s very little that Fury hasn’t done. Of course, we can point to his unfulfilled undisputed status but considering that Fury held the IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA titles in 2015, and is now in possession of the WBC trinket, he isn’t sweating the whole undisputed thing.
Being at the top of the heavyweight mountain gets a bit lonely. It also gets boring. Oleksandr Usyk, the division's unified champ, is viewed as a legitimate threat to Fury’s reign but the 35-year-old isn’t overly interested in fighting him. The same can be said about Anthony Joshua. With Fury somewhat lukewarm on facing him as well, to a certain degree, he’s semi-retiring.
In just over a month, the first stop on his halfway retiral tour will be a showdown against former UFC champion, Francis Ngannou. A rematch in the cage could be next, followed by a matchup with current UFC heavyweight belt holder, Jon Jones.
All of those fights figure to make Fury a ridiculous amount of money. It may not be what his loyal fans want to hear but he’s essentially moved on from the boxing world.
Fury is still a current champion, a pound-for-pound worthy fighter, and when it’s all said and done, a Hall of Famer. So, with everything that he’s accomplished, Fury is waving goodbye to the sport as he focuses on fattening his bank account and venturing off into something else entirely.
“I've got new goals - I want to top the Forbes list for highest paid athlete for the year, and I want to make a Hollywood movie,” said Fury to Queensberry Promotions. “I've completed the game in the ring, it's done. I've done everything there is to do and won every belt there is to win.”