Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury has threatened to walk away from the sport Getty Images

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has threatened to quit boxing. The 27-year-old star is due to take on former titleholder Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch in May or June but has claimed he is struggling to find the motivation to get in the ring once again.

Fury became the heavyweight champion in November 2015, when he beat the Ukrainian on points in Dusseldorf, Germany. But the Brit is unsure if he wants to fight Klitschko for a second time.

"I'm struggling to get motivated," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. "I could walk away. I could just sail into the sunset unbeaten with all the belts and live a normal life."

Fury – who has also been linked with a fight against American Deontay Wilder, the WBC world champion – said he has little motivation left besides the desire to increase his bank balance. "All that I would be boxing for is money and I always thought to myself I never want to let sport become about money," he shared.

The heavyweight champion also revealed he is keen to spend more time with his young family, rather than in the gym and promoting fights. "I've accomplished a dream," Fury said. "It's about how much motivation I have to keep going on. There is life after boxing and I don't know what I'm going to do at the moment. I haven't even cemented I am going to fight in a rematch."