Frank Warren dismisses Tyson Fury retirement, potential problems with uncle Peter

Frank Warren

Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren has dismissed any notion of the former unified heavyweight champion stepping away from the sport for good.

The 28 year-old announced his retirement for the fourth time on social media this week, although Warren is confident Fury was just being hasty as he continues to fight against a UK Anti-Doping charge.

“He’s guaranteed to win these titles back. He’s a fighting man,” Warren told talkSPORT.

“I hope that’s the case (Fury’s just messing about): that’s what I’m told.”

“They’re fighting UKAD. If he was going to retire what’s the point in fighting UKAD? You might as well say ‘Forget it, I’m done’.”

Fury posted the news of hanging up his gloves on the back of a previous social media post slating uncle Peter Fury and long-time promoter Mick Hennessy.

Both were pictured in arch-rival David Haye’s gym as Peter’s son Hughie spars Olympian and new Hayemaker Ringstar signing Joe Joyce.

Talk of a possible fight between Hughie and Haye should the former win the world title from Joseph Parker in September didn’t go down well with Fury.

Warren though, doesn’t see the outburst as anything long term between Fury and his relatives.

“Peter said there’s no problem. We’re waiting (on the new date for the UKAD hearing): I want to see him back in the ring.

“I hope and don’t believe that there’s a problem. Peter Fury would never do anything against Tyson; he’s his uncle and has got his best interests at heart. Hughie was down there sparring with Joe Joyce.

“Boxing misses him. He’s a character; more importantly he can fight, and he’s missing boxing. He would miss boxing; it’d be a tragedy if he wasn’t to fight again because he’s got a lot still to give,” he said.