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‘I’ll bring Tyson Fury out of retirement’: Don King jokes he will make the Gypsy King return

‘I’ll get Tyson Fury out of retirement’: Don King jokes he’ll have the Gypsy King return to the ring before praising the undefeated WBC champion for battling his 2015 demons to get back to the top of the ring sport

  • Don King, 90, praised undefeated WBC champion Tyson Fury
  • The American promoter joked that he would bring the Gypsy King out of retirement
  • King said he respected Fury for overcoming the struggles he faced in his life
  • He described the ‘Fury boys’ as ‘good people’ during his interview with BT Sport

American promoter Don King has praised Tyson Fury and joked that he would bring the Gypsy King out of retirement.

Fury hung up his gloves after stopping Dillian Whyte with an uppercut in the sixth round of their Battle of Britain at Wembley Stadium in April.

However, King said he would bring the undefeated WBC champion out of retirement after seeing the 33-year-old continue training twice a day.

US promoter Don King has received high praise for undefeated WBC champion Tyson Fury

US promoter Don King has received high praise for undefeated WBC champion Tyson Fury

Fury retained his world heavyweight title in front of a record British audience of 94,000 fans, thanks to a brutal uppercut that flopped off the challenger’s chin and sent him tumbling to the canvas.

Whyte got up and tried desperately to carry on, but he seemed unsteady on his feet, prompting referee Mark Lyson to call off the fight.

After the fight, Fury – who is on course for the undisputed crown – said it was time for him to walk away from the sport after a “fairy tale few years”.

However, King has joked that he could make the Gypsy King change his mind and return to the ring. Speak with BT SportKing joked: “I’m going to take Tyson Fury out of retirement. Tyson’.

Fury hung up his gloves after stopping Dillian Whyte with an uppercut at Wembley in April

Fury hung up his gloves after stopping Dillian Whyte with an uppercut at Wembley in April

He went on to talk about his admiration for Fury, explaining how he respected the Gypsy King for overcoming his demons to get back to the top of the sport

He went on to talk about his admiration for Fury, explaining how he respected the Gypsy King for overcoming his demons to get back to the top of the sport

He went on to talk about his admiration for Fury, explaining how he respected the Gypsy King for overcoming his demons to get back to the top of the sport.

King was referring to the time when Fury rose to 27 stone after falling into depression, drug and alcohol addiction in 2015 after beating Wladimir Klitschko.

King said, ‘Fury is human. He eventually got involved in drugs and all the different things there.

“He had never lost, but he quit because he got into trouble with humanistic stuff, so I always had a lot of respect for him when he came back.

“He went right back to the top. So now he says he’s retired, but maybe he’ll come out of retirement later.

“But either way, the Fury guys are good people.”

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