4 Oct 2016

Tyson Fury, coming or going?

5:40 am on 4 October 2016

Britain's world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was now "here to stay" just hours after announcing his retirement from boxing.

The new heavyweight boxing champion Britain's Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

"Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, I'm the greatest, and also retired," Fury said in an expletive-filled rant on Twitter.

Just a few hours later, however, the 28-year-old revealed he was planning to carry on fighting.

"Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea are like. Tut tut," he said.

Fury, WBA and WBO and champion, had been due to defend his titles against Wladimir Klitschko in July but pulled out with an ankle injury.

The fight was rescheduled for this month but postponed again due to an unspecified medical condition.

ESPN reported last week that Fury has tested positive for cocaine, citing a leaked letter sent by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).

Fury's uncle and trainer Peter Fury said recently that the boxer was "suffering from depression" and "almost at breaking point" after being criticised by British media despite becoming the world champion.

Peter Fury says Tyson is receiving professional help.

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