TYSON FURY has been tipped to ditch his early retirement plans and emulate 41-year-old Manny Pacquiao's incredible career.
The Gypsy King, 31, claimed this week that he has just two fights left before retiring and they could both be as soon as July and December.
If the 6ft 9in WBC king beats Deontay Wilder again in the summer, he insists he will sail off into the sunset once he settles the score with fellow Brit Anthony Joshua.
But US promoter Bob Arum, who made fights for a veteran Muhammad Ali and the Filipino legend, reckons Fury could fool us all and box on for as long as he likes.
The Top Rank chief said: “I promoted Manny Pacquiao for seven-and-a-half years and five years into the promotion he was telling the press he would only have two more fights and then would retire.
“Well that’s now 14 years later and he’s still fighting.
"You have to take with a grain of salt fighters saying they want two more fights and then they’re gone.
“I mean I’ve heard that so often. He will retire when he wants to retire and whether that’s two fights or three fights, I think we have three more on our contract.
"Even though we have a contract, if a fighter wants to retire early, he retires early.
“He will retire when he wants to retire and without giving any credibility to the fact that he’s only going to do two fights and retire.
"Maybe he believes that, I’m sure he believes it, but that’s subject to change.”
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