Tyson Fury: World heavyweight champion considers boxing retirement despite £80m offer from Middle East

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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed he may quit boxing instead of fighting Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch - despite an £80m offer from the Gulf.

The pair have agreed to fight again in May or June following Fury's dethroning of Ukrainian Klitschko on points last November.

However, no venue for the rematch has yet been decided upon and Fury told BBC Radio 5 he may quit the sport as he is "struggling to get motivated".

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"I could walk away," said the 27-year-old "I could just sail into the sunset unbeaten with all the belts and live a normal life.

"All that I would be boxing for is money and I always thought to myself I never want to let sport become about money.

"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 a rematch."

Fury has expressed a preference for any rematch Klitschko to take place in the UK, after he toppled Klitschko in his preferred venue in Dusseldorf, Germany.

But big money bids to stage the fight have come from Qatar and Abu Dhabi including, according to Fury, one from a Dubai sheikh who wanted to stage the fight on a yacht exclusively for 120 people paying $1m per ticket - worth roughly £80m.

He told The Times: "There was a sheikh in Dubai who owned a yacht and said he could sell 120 tickets at $1m [about £685,000] each."

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