Tyson Fury has warned his rivals he is ready for a decade at the top of the heavyweight division.
The Brit makes his Las Vegas debut this weekend against German Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Fury, 30, is eyeing up a rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder in January to get his hands on a world title again.
But he is currently ranked as the No. 1 heavyweight by Ring Magazine and believes he is the top dog in the division.
And the Manchester-born traveller has no plans to walk away from the sport any time soon.
He said: “I box because I like to keep happy and it keeps me happy to fight.
“I plan to box until I can't box any more.
“I feel fantastic at the minute. Boxing keeps me really happy, and I'm very happy with where I am in my life at the minute.
“I want to box on. I don't see myself retiring. I just turned 30 years old. I've got over 10 years left in this game, so you'll have to keep seeing me for the next 10 years, I'm afraid.
“Keep entertaining, keep putting on great shows.”
Fury claims he is the No. 1 in the division because he ended Wladimir Klitschko’s 11-year reign as world heavyweight champion in 2015.
But he was stripped of the IBF title because a mandatory was due and he was contracted to face Klitschko in an immediate rematch.
Then he gave up the WBA and WBO titles after failing a drugs test for cocaine in the midst of a drugs and booze binge as he battled depression.
But the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ believe he is still the reigning champion in the glamour division of the sport.
He said: “The only title that I care about is the lineal championship of the world. It goes back a long, long way, and that's the one I'm defending with pride and honour.
“If you look at the Ring Magazine ratings, I think they get it quite right. I think that's the official ratings of today, the most fair, the most accurate.”
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