Nobody could have predicted Tyson Fury’s decline following his win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
The British heavyweight hasn’t fought since that bout in Dusseldorf and is currently without his boxing licence after failing a drugs a test.
Fury has confused fans by hinting at retirement and also suggesting he wants to fight Anthony Joshua.
His long-running dispute with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) reached new heights on Wednesday when the 29-year-old said he wouldn’t apply for a new licence from the governing boxer, and instead will go elsewhere.
“After thinking long and hard about my return I will not be applying for a BBBoC boxing license,” Fury wrote on Twitter.
“After they way they have handled stuff. No thanks.
“Make it clear I'll not apply to the BBBoC for a new licence. I'll go elsewhere, take my money and business to somewhere that appreciates it.”
Footage emerged of Fury arguing with Robert Smith of the BBBoC inside the ring following his cousin Hughie’s defeat to Joseph Parker last month.
Smith has been slow in arranging a hearing for both Tyson and Hughie over failed drug tests, with UK Anti-Doping claiming “various reasons” have caused the delay.
“From the beginning, UK Anti-Doping has pushed for resolution of the charges as quickly as possible and has invested significant resources in trying to achieve this,” UKAD said in a statement.
“There are various reasons why, nevertheless, the charges have not yet been heard on the merits.”
Shannon Briggs has called Fury out
Tyson won’t be short of challengers should he continue to box and one man who has called him out on multiple occasions is former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs.
The 45-year-old American has posted a series of messages on Instagram asking Fury to meet him inside the ring, writing: “Where y’all train at? I wanna talk about a fight for the ages. Two big sicko’s going at it. The comeback of comebacks.
“What’s stopping us from scrapping Champ?”
Fury has responded to Briggs - he wants the fight
Fury has finally responded to Briggs, and he would be up for a bout.
“@TheCannonBriggs I'm gonna give you the best whooping ever, it'll be like a ❤️Making beating,” Fury wrote.
“Long & slow with lots of time to play.”
Fury responded to a challenge the only way Fury would.