A happy Tyson Fury had posted updates on his retirement AFTER co-promoter Frank Warren, uncle and trainer Peter and cousin Hughie all denied the ex-world heavyweight champion had retired.
The 28 year-old posted on social media earlier this week that he’d left the sport behind once again following Peter and Hughie’s trip to rival David Haye’s gym.
Fury had said regarding talks being held about Hughie sparring Haye signing Joe Joyce and possibly facing the ‘Hayemaker’ in the future: Peter Fury (@peterfury), Mick Hennessy (@hennessysports) can’t believe your both in that prick’s gym and even considering doing business with that pice of sh**!
“I’m totally disappointed in you both.”
A short time later, he added: “(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.”
Those comments immediately circulated around the world and led to Warren and Peter going on the offensive to contest a rift and that Fury had even hung up his gloves.
Seemingly in response to Warren and Peter saying Fury was either joking or feeling down due to his on-off depression, the one-time unified world title holder then posted the following:
“Having shuch a terrible day (lol). Enjoying my retirement,” before adding something a little more direct.
“Seems a lot of people are saying I’m unwell and depressed, but I can confirm I’m very well and am not depressed. Never been happier (facts).”
Worrying signs for Warren and Peter who both want to see Tyson back in action and potentially fighting Anthony Joshua in 2018.
As UK Anti-Doping hearing are dragging their heals over a ruling on a failed 2015 drug test, Fury will not be able to compete unil at least November 2017 or more likely mid-2018.
The British Boxing Board of Control are unwilling to license Fury until eveything is sorted, leaving a talented fighter on the sidelines and certainly a frustrated yet cheerful figure.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay