The ‘Gypsy King’ takes on German Schwarz this Saturday night in his first fight in six months.
His last trip to the ring saw him secure a controversial draw against Deontay Wilder, a fight which many onlookers believe he should have won.
Tyson Fury was forced to climb off the canvas twice in that bout at the Staples Center, once in the seventh round and once in the 12th.
After some failed negotiations for a rematch, former unified world champion Fury signed an exclusive deal with ESPN – which begins this Saturday – as fans feared their chances of a second tryst with Wilder were over.
But in the last week of May, Wilder confirmed that he and Fury and both signed a deal to rematch early next year.
However, speaking before his comeback, the 29-year-old denied that he is thinking about the upcoming rematch, rather insisting that his focus is solely on Schwarz.
“I’ve no idea, no interest in what happens next,” he told Boxing Social.
“As far as I’m concerned, I’m retired after Tom Schwarz. That’s how I look at it.
“I don’t look past anybody, if i don’t beat Tom Schwarz I won’t get another fight, simple as.
“I only take it one fight at a time, I’ve said this my whole life, when I had Wilder signed before I fought [Francesco] Pianeta I didn’t look past Pianeta.”
Fury has been criticised by floods of boxing fans for his choice of opponent in Schwarz – given his ranking of 87th in the world by Boxrec – especially given his impressive performance against the WBC king in December.
But the British heavyweight is determined to make his fight against Schwarz one for the ages.
“Hopefully we’ll have a good fight, I hope he chins me a few times,” Fury continued.
“I hope I have to get up off the floor three or four times and have to slug a win out. I hope it’s the most difficult fight of my career. That’s what I’ve trained for anyway.
“I’ve got some dates, but I might take some of those up with Tom Schwarz in rematches and trilogies.
“What would it take for me and Tom Schwarz to go down as one of the best fights in history? Would we have to both go down a few times and get up? I’m not sure.
“How do we elevate this fight into a massive global phenomenon where everyone would want to see a rematch again and again and again. What would we have to do? Is it possible?“
Fury takes on Schwarz on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, in his first fight in ‘Sin City’.
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