Former world heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury believes boxing has lost some of it’s sparkle since he decided to take a step back from the sport last year.
The 28 year-old distanced himself from ring action following a shock victory over Wladimir Klitschko to claim the unified titles in November 2015, and on recent evidence, Fury looks no closer to a comeback.
Fury, speaking to Steve Lillis for BoxNation this week, was coy regarding whether he will fight this year after previously earmarking an unworkable date of May 13 for his eagerly-anticipated return.
Asked about his future at the Terry Flanagan press workout, Fury gave little away whilst stating boxing isn’t as exciting as it was before he opted out of defending his championships.
“Let’s just say ‘Big Poppa’ never reveals, but you never can tell can you?” Fury told Lillis regarding his next move.
“I’m still lineal champion, Ring Magazine champion,” he added before giving his opinion on the current state of the sport.
“Like I said before, once I leave it will go back to this boring, boring place it was before with a pack of a** kissers and yes men.
“That’s what you’ve got now, no real talk,” said Fury.
The top division landscape is set to change dramatically once again as British rival Anthony Joshua prepares to face Fury’s old rival Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29, with the winner likely to take over the mantle of lineal and Ring Magazine champion.