Whether pre-planned or off-the-cuff, Tyson Fury’s Twitter has been off the chain on Monday as the world heavyweight champion entertained himself by giving media the runaround.
Fury has retired, un-retired and stated he’s ‘getting the right help’ – all in one day – as the Briton vowed to be back in the ring stronger following mental problems.
Added to that, Fury has inadvertently accused some in the sport of corruption by posting a video of a lawyer discussing a conspiracy against him by boxing authorities.
The 27 year-old is currently under investigation for up to three failed drug tests over the past 18 months and 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 when supposedly training for his scheduled October 29 rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
The WBA, WBO and IBO are mulling over some big decisions at the moment, which could blow the top division wide open in the coming days.
Klitschko, on the other hand, is 60-40 to be facing Fury rival Anthony Joshua in November – according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
In all likeliness, Fury will soon be without a title to speak of and may find it difficult to get an immediate shot once he does return in the future due to banned substances being detected in his samples.
Judging my 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.