Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has tweeted the end of his career in an obviously tongue-in-cheek statement after the undefeated fighter told of his dissolution with some of those involved in boxing.
The 25 year-old took his usual method of Twitter on Wednesday afternoon to declare himself out of the sport, although it is not expected that many will believe it as his uncle and trainer Peter told WBN today that talks are underway for a fight with Deontay Wilder.
“I have officially retired from boxing,” said Fury. “There is too many bent people in the sport. They will have to fuck someone else. Goodbye boxing.”
Fury, who has added the word ‘Avoided’ to his Twitter account, is no doubt poking fun at rival David Haye, who himself could be forced to step away from boxing for good following shoulder surgery.
The former Irish champion went on the offensive when the Londoner broke their agreement for a second time on Sunday night and has since focused his attention on a meeting with unbeaten American Wilder.
Promoter Mick Hennessy is meeting with Jay Deas, the trainer and manager of Wilder, sometime today and Fury may well have some good news coming his way that may end any retirement talk – joking or not.
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