TYSON FURY retired because he is tired of playing politics and not getting the fights he wants, claims his trainer SugarHill Steward.
The Gypsy King, 33, confirmed his retirement in the ring after defeating Dillian Whyte last month.
Tyson Fury confirmed his retirement after beating Dillian Whyte
Fury states he has achieved everything there is to win in the sport despite some arguing he needs to beat Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury was meant to face Joshua last year but the fight fell through and Fury is said to be fed up by constant disappointments.
His trainer Steward said it is mentally taxing for the heavyweight world champion to go through fight negotiations only for the bout not to happen.
Steward told Sky Sports: “For him being retired I’m happy because that’s what he wants.
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“I know a lot of the retirement has to do with not getting the fights he wants and it’s really mentally challenging to be offered fights and go through negotiations for fights and then for them to fall through at the end.
“These things happen to many fighters around the world. You wouldn’t expect it to happen on this big a stage but it does happen and it’s something fighters have to deal with.
“We on the outside sometimes don’t understand that. We just say ‘if he gets the fight he’ll come back’, it’s not as easy as being on the outside going through what happens on the inside.
“But it’s the sport he loves so much, and it’s hurting him like that. Those things have to be taken into consideration and respected.”SUN BINGO GET £50 BONUS & 50 FREE SPINS TODAY
Fury has been busy enjoying the early stages of retirement since his contest with Whyte.
He took his family, including father John, to the south of France where they are soaking up the sun and still getting some exercise.
Fury is determined to keep up the training and filmed a late night workout recently to show he is keeping in shape.