Whether pre-planned or off-the-cuff, Tyson Fury’s Twitter was off the chain on Monday as the world heavyweight champion entertained himself by giving the media the runaround.
Fury has retired, un-retired, and stated he’s ‘getting the right help’ – all in one day. The Briton vowed to be back in the ring stronger following mental problems.
Tyson Fury lawyer
Additionally, Fury has inadvertently accused some in the sport of corruption. He posted a controversial video of a lawyer discussing a conspiracy against him by boxing authorities.
The 27-year-old is under investigation for up to three failed drug tests over the past 18 months. “The Gypsy King” seems certain to be stripped of his belts once the UK Anti-Doping Agency and British Boxing Board of Control reveal their findings.
Despite stating he won’t fight in 2017 through his trainer and uncle Peter, Fury could also face a ban for using cocaine. Fury reportedly took the drug when he was supposed to be training for his scheduled October 29 rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
The WBA, WBO, and IBO are mulling over some big decisions. Once released, they could blow the top division wide open in the coming days.
On the other hand, Klitschko is 60-40 to face Fury rival Anthony Joshua in November. That’s according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
No heavyweight titles
Fury will soon be without a title to speak of in all likeliness. He may subsequently find it difficult to get an immediate shot once he does return in the future due to banned substances detected in his samples.
Judging by Monday’s social media activity, though, Fury has a long way to go until he’s in the right frame of mind to step between the ropes again.
“The good news is I’m getting the right help,” said Fury. “I’ll be back even stronger than before. Try and stop me!
“God is great. Blessed is Jesus,” he added.