ANKARA – Undefeated British boxer Tyson Fury on Friday retired from the sports at age 34.
"Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations I've finally decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say bon voyage," Fury said on Twitter.
Called "The Gypsy King," Fury also thanked many people, including his wife Paris, who supported him during over a decade-long journey in boxing.
The World Boxing Council (WBC) chief also wished Fury the best in the next chapter of his life.
"Just finished a touching video conference with Tyson Fury who has confirmed his official retirement from boxing. We fully support his decision which is a dream for anyone to retire undefeated and as WBC champion of the world. WBC will prepare a special farewell event soon," Mauricio Sulaiman said.
In April, Fury defeated his compatriot Dillian Whyte with a technical knockout to retain his WBC heavyweight title in a bout at London's Wembley Stadium.
Following his win over Whyte, the 34-year-old athlete previously said that he would stick to his retirement plans.
Fury, who turned professional in 2008, was undefeated.
He took 32 wins, 23 of them with knockouts, and had his sole draw in a 2018 bout against US boxer Deontay Wilder. (Anadolu)