Tyson Fury discusses plans for a career change when he retires from boxing

Tyson Fury has revealed he plans to become a doctor once he finally hangs up his boxing gloves.

The WBC world heavyweight champion still has time ahead of him in the ring, but has previously hinted he won't be prolonging his career much further.

He said last year: "Boxing’s a young man’s game. I don’t want to be in longer than I need to."

Fury, 31, has a trilogy bout lined up against Deontay Wilder, while two fights against Anthony Joshua are in the offing next year, and he has already given some thought to what he might do next.

"As for careers after boxing, the best a boxer can hope for is to become a commentator," Fury said on Behind The Gloves. "But me, after boxing, I will probably become a doctor.

"I'm going to go and get a degree in psychology. [I'm] very interested in how the mind works.

"And having been through it all, I understand it a little bit more than I did before. So I'd like to go back to school and get a degree in psychology.

"Not to make money from it, but just for my own personal goals. I believe once you stop setting goals that's when you start going down hill.

"I just want to keep moving them goal posts and keep setting different targets – long term and short term."

Fury has faced his own well-documented battles with mental health, and has become a source of inspiration for those going through similar issues in their own lives.

Just this month Fury was reunited with a man who he talked out of committing suicide.

The fan knocked on Fury's door at the end of last year to seek out his help and support.

Fury took the man on a run and helped him overcome his own personal battle with depression, before bumping into him in a chance meeting on Morecambe beach.

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After battling back from the brink of suicide himself, Fury already feels he has little left to prove in the boxing world.

Speaking in May, he said: "I've achieved more than any active heavyweight alive today. No-one can come close to what I've achieved.

"I'm happy with where I am in my career and what I'm doing. If I never have another boxing fight, I'll be happy. I've completed the game."

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