Tyson Fury is no stranger to controversy and attracting attention on social media.
It seems as though he believes in the statement “there is no such thing as bad publicity”, and he's caused another stir on the world wide web after hinting that his boxing days are officially over.
It is a tragically twisted tale for top boxer Fury, who was last in action 18 months ago against fierce rival Wladimir Klitschko in a match that shook the world.
It was November 28, 2015, and after weeks of media hype, fans waited with baited breaths, the two went glove-to-glove in an episode that culminated in Fury, with the odds stacked against him, defeating a man who stood at the top of the charts for ten long years to claim the world heavyweight crown.
It all went to the dogs when Fury allegedly made homophobic, sexist, and anti-Semitic remarks during an interview, which resulted in boxing fans out for his blood and asking for him to be banned from the sport.
It was power to the people after all, when a UKAD investigation was opened against him and the British Boxing Board of Control honoured the fans’ plea, issuing Fury a ban with immediate effect.
Since then, it has been a case of back and forth with Fury.
Where he cannot use his fists, he uses his mouth to issue jibes at other boxers, at the authority, and at the fans.
Most recently, he had a go at 27-year-old Anthony Joshua, who will be in action next Saturday at Wembley in an epic showdown with veteran Klitschko, calling his fellow Brit a “poor man’s Frank Bruno”.
That tweet ensured sparks flew between the pair in a battle of the tweets, with Joshua saying: "Typical Tyson Fury, always talking BS around fight time.
"Same offer as last time, two ringside tickets, don't bring a plus one - it's for your fat ass.
"Do I want Fury to come back? Yes, definitely. If it were up to me, that would have been the fight happening this summer.
“When he returns, I'm sure I'll still be here and as for calling me a poor man’s Frank Bruno, that was very disrespectful of him."
His latest “retirement” tweet was met by a furore of responses from social media users, with most asking him to make up his mind whether or not he will be coming back.
For the boxing faithful, his return would be bitter sweet as he provides an entertaining injection into the sport, but has managed to tick off far too many human rights activists for his own good.
Do you fancy a Tyson Fury comeback? Have your say in the comments section below.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms