Tyson Fury has revealed he could walk away from boxing at any moment as he continues his recovery from depression.
The self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ made his long-awaited return to the sport with his fourth-round knockout victory over Sefer Seferi in June.
Fury’s next bout is on Saturday against Francesco Pianeta and the outcome of that could lead to the announcement of a fight with WBC belt holder Deontay Wilder to happen later this year.
However, the former unified heavyweight world champion admitted he is still struggling with issues regarding his mental health and what he will do next can’t be predicted.
Fury said: “When people don’t think I can do it then I rise to the challenge. But I need a dance partner. I rise to each opponent’s level, just above them.
“I’m very hungry to be the best that I can be.
“If I come through this, Wilder gets the chance to fight me.
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“I never knew any heartache or sadness and I did not know how good I had it until it was gone.
“I want to get back there, I have to prove that no one can beat me, the challenges are there, it is just what turns me on.
“One minute I want 30 defences, the next I want to smash Wilder in and the next minute I want to retire. You never know what to expect with me.”
American fighter Wilder -who boasts a perfect 40-0 record – will be ringside at Windsor Park where Fury’s fight is taking place.
But Fury is adamant Wilder is the last thing on his mind.
Fury added: “I’m not here to talk about Wilder at all. He’s had 40 fights and hasn’t really fought anyone.
“I am not focused on Wilder, I don’t care about Wilder being there, it is not my concern.”