Iconic promoter Don King wants to bring Tyson Fury out of retirement and reveals why he admires 'Gypsy King' | The Sun

DON KING joked he wants to bring Tyson Fury out of retirement and back to the world heavyweight boxing scene.

Fury, 33, hung up his gloves after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London earlier this year.


Fury was the king of the heavyweight division after beating Deontay Wilder twice and then the all-British showdown.

But he decided to walk away from the sport rather than pursue Anthony Joshua, Oleksandr Usyk or an undisputed crown.

But speaking to BT Sport, legendary promoter King joked: "I'm gonna bring Tyson Fury out of retirement."

King promoted some of the biggest fights in boxing history – such as the Rumble in the Jungle between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in 1974.

He revealed his admiration for the way Fury reached the top of the mountain after his struggle.

Fury beat Wladimir Klitschko to become world champion in 2015.

But he didn't fight for three years after that having struggled with addiction and ballooning to 27 stone.

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King added: "Tyson Fury is a human being. He ended up getting himself involved in drugs and all the different things there.

"He had never lost but he quit because he got himself into trouble with humanistic things so I always had a great deal of respect for him when he came back.

"He went straight back to the top again. So, now he says he is retired but maybe afterwards he may come out of retirement.

"But anyway, the Fury boys are good people."

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