The ‘Gypsy King’ posted the announcement on his Instagram page apparently ending any hopes of a fight vs Anthony Joshua
TYSON FURY has announced his retirement from boxing.
The self-titled ‘Gypsy King’ posted on his official Instagram page the news that will shock boxing fans around the world.
It should be taken with a pinch of salt however. Fury has previously said he has ‘retired’ yet changed his mind.
Writing alongside a photo of him holding the world titles he won when defeating Wladimir Klitschko, Fury wrote: “Been very blessed in my life and career achieve the upmost in boxing.
“[It] was an epic journey along the way.
“Thanks to all the fans that supported and believed in me along the way.
“Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.”
He then signed off the message with “the end”.
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Fury, who was stripped of his world titles and boxing licenses after failing a drugs test and admitting cocaine, has talked in recent months of a big comeback into the sport.
However, with this latest announcement, this appears to be dead in the water.
Just moments before Fury posted the big announcement, he also blasted his uncle and trainer Peter Fury for “jumping in bed with the enemy.”
Tyson uploaded a photo to Instagram showing Peter and promoter Mick Hennessy in David Haye’s gym, with Haye’s manager Adam Morallee in the middle.
Peter is seen shaking Morallee’s hand, while Hennessy has his arm around his shoulder.
Tyson captioned the photo: “Can’t believe you’re both in that p****s gym and even considering doing business with that piece of s**t.
“I’m totally disappointed in you both”.
Fury and Haye were scheduled to fight on February 8 2014, but the latter was forced to pull out of the fight, and then underwent shoulder surgery.
It is believed Team Fury were there to negotiate a potential fight between Tyson’s cousin Hughie and Haye, providing Hughie defeats Joseph Parker to win the WBO world title.
Peter Fury posted on Twitter saying a deal had been agreed, and Haye also posted saying he is well on his way to a ring return, before hash tagging “and the new”.
Despite still being suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control, Fury had been talking up his ring return and wanted to reclaim the heavyweight belts he believed were “rightly his”.
That set up the mouthwatering prospect of a domestic showdown with man of the moment Anthony Joshua, and the two proceeded to call each other out on social media platforms.
Fury has not fought since November 2015, when he, like Joshua recently did, shocked the world by beating Klitschko with a unanimous points win.
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