Controversial heavyweight Tyson Fury has claimed he’s now retired following allegations of doping and the cancellation of two bouts with rival Wladimir Klitschko.
The 27 year-old is under investigation by the UK Anti-Doping Agency and the British Boxing Board of Control due to fail tests in 2015 and 2016, plus is set to be stripped of his three world titles.
Fury cited mental problems as the reason why he couldn’t following through with his mandated rematch with Klitschko after defeating the experienced Ukrainian last November in Germany.
Since winning the biggest prize in the sport, Fury has been dogged by a constant backlash from the media due to comments about homosexuality and that are degrading to the sport as a whole.
Now, the undefeated fighter has left the sport by calling it, ‘the saddest thing he ever took part in’ as well as his adding his usual expletives into the bargain.
The WBA, WBO and IBO are all set to remove Fury as their champion in the coming days and where he goes from here is anyone’s guess.
Klitschko, 40, looks set to move on to a fight with Anthony Joshua next, whilst Joseph Parker and American Andy Ruiz could pick the bones over the WBO version.
IBO President Ed Levine is still mulling over what to do next, whilst the WBA have a tournament in place which could see Lucan Browne battle Luis Ortiz or Fres Oquendo for their soon-to-be-vacant strap.