Ahead of his upcoming fight against Derek ‘WAR’ Chisora on Saturday 3rd December at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Tyson Fury addresses his thoughts on legacy.
Despite many fans believing his professional campaign contains enough achievements to put him in the conversation of the greats, ‘The Gypsy King’ explained to Yahoo that his main concern in the sport is being paid.
“I’m not really concerned about that legacy s***. I’m only interested in waking up every day and being thankful for what I have and who I am, thankful that God gave me another day. When people start ranking you, it means you’re finished, you’re over and done.”
Fury reiterated previous claims that he doesn’t care where fans, pundits, or fellow fighters rank him.
“Where they want to put me is not my concern. I don’t give a damn. When I’m done, say I’m the s***tiest boxer who ever lived. I don’t care. At the end of the day, I’m in boxing to get paid and get laid.”
“That’s what boxing is to me. I get paid and I get everyone paid.”
“‘Oh, you want me to fight this guy? OK, how much, where and when?’ I’m a very, very highly paid escort.”
After his victory over Dillian Whyte in April, Fury briefly flirted with retirement.
However, he makes his return to the ring on Saturday night in a trilogy fight with Chisora. A win over Derek Chisora could see Tyson Fury head towards an undisputed battle with Oleksandr Usyk, should negotiations with the Ukrainian’s team go smoothly.
Whether he wants it or not, becoming the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis is career-defining and worthy of the history books.