Former champ hasn’t fought since November 2015 after series of personal issues
FORMER heavyweight champ Tyson Fury has said that he could RETIRE.
The 28-year-old hasn’t fought since November 2015 due to a series of personal issues including mental health issues, drug addiction and ballooning weight.
The Gypsy King is waiting for a rescheduled Anti-Doping hearing in October after allegations he took performance-enhancing drugs last year.
But Fury has cast doubt on the likelihood of a comeback.
He told BoxNation: “I don’t like talking about myself anymore, especially [now] that I’m not involved in boxing.
“I’ve not been involved in the sport for nearly two years, so I don’t think it’s fair to try and dampen the [other] lads as it’s their big time to shine.
“My time was two years ago.
“If I come back there will be an announcement, but if I don’t then goodbye.
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“For this game, you’ve got to really love it and want it – you’ve got to be very, very hungry.”
And Fury even compared himself to Rocky Marciano, the boxing great who retired with a record of 49 wins and zero losses in 1955.
“I’m undefeated – second in history of heavyweight champions to retire unbeaten behind Rocky Marciano,” added Fury.
“I’ve unified the full division, beat the man who couldn’t be beaten – do I need to do any more?”
After that stunning win over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, Fury has not stepped back in the ring.
A rematch with Klitschko was postponed then cancelled after Fury tested positive for cocaine.
He eventually vacated his world titles and had his boxing license suspended.
Fury later revealed he was then battling depression and cocaine addiction – and maintains he never took performance-enhancing drugs.
Fury also had weight issues and eventually went up to 26 stone.
So far this year, Fury has been linked with returns to the ring against American WBC champ Deontay Wilder and has continued to call out IBF and WBA superstar Anthony Joshua.