World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed that he will retire after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on 9 July.
The 27-year-old outpointed Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO titles last November and will face the Ukrainian again at the Manchester Arena.
He posted on Twitter: “I set off today for what promises to be a very hard eight weeks’ training camp.
“This will be my best fight, then I’ll retire 100%.”
In a recent pre-fight news conference Fury, unbeaten in 25 professional fights, said: “I could beat Wladimir if I was 30st and fat as a pig. I don’t need to turn up in shape.”
Turning to 40-year-old Klitschko, he said: “Shame on you, you let a fat man beat you.”
And on Sunday the Manchester-born fighter, who told BBC Radio 5 live in February that he was considering retirement, posted a picture of his family and wrote that he was missing them.
“This is the reason I’m retiring after my next fight, to spend my time with these guys,” Fury said.