Tyson Fury posted a couple of constrasting social media posts on Wednesday, the latter of which seems to have signalled the end of his career….again.
The first post accompanied a picture of trainer and uncle Peter alongside long-time promoter Mick Hennessy and Sam Jones at David Haye’s Hayemaker Gym.
Fury, obviously irate at what he saw, stated: Peter Fury (@peterfury), Mick Hennessy (@hennessysports) can’t believe your both in that pricks gym and even considering doing business with that pice of sh**!
“I’m totally disappointed in you both,” he added with the hashtag ‘jumping in bed with the enemy’ for good measure.
A short time later, the 28 year-old went on to seemingly confirm his career was over, for what may well be the fourth time since his victory over Wladimir Klitschko.
“(I’ve) been very blessed in my life and career (to) achieve the upmost in boxing. (It) was an epic journey along the way.
“Thanks to all the fans that supported and believed in me along the way. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The End,” said Fury.
The admission, if indeed it proves to be the final nail in Fury’s boxing stint, would mean a massive all-UK clash with Anthony Joshua is now off the table.
Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn had earmarked 2018 for a possible encounter with Joshua, once Fury irons out his licensing issue and answers UKAD accusations of a failed drug test.
Following Fury’s messages, reports immediately surfaced that Hennessy and Peter Fury were sounding Haye out for a potential fight with Hughie should Tyson’s cousin defeat Joseph Parker for the world title in September.
Hughie has been enjoying sparring sessions with new Hayemaker signing Joe Joyce, leading to what could be a tongue-in-cheek gripe by Tyson.
In the past, Fury’s relationship with Hennessy had always been rock solid, although this latest outburst has potentially brought about cause to doubt their working relationship – if true.
Somehow though, there’s a feeling we haven’t seen the last of Tyson Fury in a boxing ring just yet.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay