Tyson Fury: ‘Legacy doesn’t interest me, nobody can compare with me’

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Tyson Fury insists he has no real interest in both his boxing legacy or comparisons with Muhammad Ali because the extent of his ambitions after retirement are “eating jam sandwiches and drinking tea on Morecambe Bay”.  

For the second time in 13 weeks, Fury’s presence in Las Vegas has resulted in his American promoter Bob Arum likening his showmanship and fast wit to that of The Biggest, Ali.

Arum, a grasp of hyperbole after greater than half a century within the sport, started his profession by selling the so-called Louisville Lip again in 1966 and insists he’s not over-selling Fury by drawing comparisons between them.

However the undefeated 31-year-old, much less Louisville Lip and extra Morecambe Mouth, says he’s now not pushed to go down in historical past as he has already achieved every thing he got down to within the sport. 

“If I was interested in becoming a true great or whatever, then I would be concerned about who I fight, when I fight and how I fight,” stated  Fury, who takes on little-known Swede Otto Wallin on the T-Cell Enviornment on Saturday evening.

“Contemplating I’ve no actual curiosity in all of that stuff like legacy and how individuals understand me as an individual once I’m gone, it would not matter to me.

“It is unimportant what people think of me because I will be at home having a jam sandwich and a cup of tea looking out the window at Morecambe Bay. Whether people think I can fight or I couldn’t, is really unimportant. When we are gone, it doesn’t matter what people think.”

In reality, many suppose 28-Zero-1 Fury is the No.1 heavyweight on this planet given his 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko and controversial draw with Deontay Wilder final yr.

Fury obtained up off the ground twice that evening in opposition to Wilder however believes he did sufficient to earn a choice. Ought to he come by way of unscathed in opposition to Wallin, a rematch is anticipated to happen on February 22.

He added: “I consider I’ve crushed two of the perfect males of my period already. Wladimir Klitschko who was unrivalled for 10 or 11 years, I beat him and I beat Deontay Wilder in his personal nation as nicely.

“I consider that everybody has their very own period to cope with. Each era we’ve got an unrivalled character, an unrivalled character and it’s lucky sufficient for me that I am the unrivalled character of my period.

“I don’t know anybody who can compare and I don’t believe there will ever be another after me. Unlike me, before me, there has never been one like me. I’m the first of my kind and the last.”

Bconsuming Wilder and claiming the WBC belt would full the gathering for Fury who has already held the three different main titles, WBO, WBA and IBF, throughout his profession. However he stated: “I haven’t got any ambitions in boxing. I’ve no ambitions in boxing. None. Each ambition I ever had I achieved. Every part.

“There is not one factor I needed I have never achieved. There wasn’t one factor on my ticklist once I began that I did not obtain. Plus extra.

“I am residing at some point at a time, I am residing one combat at a time, individuals say, ‘Ah, you’ve got obtained Wilder after Wallin’. Wallin ain’t even right here but. I won’t even be alive in February, who is aware of?”

Tyson Fury takes on Otto Wallin dwell on BT Sport Field Workplace on Saturday evening. Watch through BT Sport Field Workplace on BT TV, Virgin TV, Sky, the net or the  BT Sport Field Workplace App. 

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