Tyson Fury insists he is still retired despite new training footage

Heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has denied that his recent training videos are hinting at a return to the ring.

If there’s one man who knows how to cause a scene in professional boxing, it’s Tyson Fury. ‘The Gypsy King’ rode off into the sunset last month after defeating Dillian Whyte, knocking out his British rival in the process. He maintained his unbeaten record in the sport and successfully retained The Ring and WBC heavyweight titles, confirming what many fans and pundits already knew – he is one of the best heavyweights of all-time.

That might sound like an overstatement but within the context of the top ten, we certainly think he qualifies. The 33-year-old may have a few more names to knock off if he wants to climb the rankings even more so than he already has, but his body of work speaks for itself.

Ever since he suggested he wanted to retire after the fight, there’s been a lot of doubt cast within the media. That might be because Fury himself has been so elusive in talking about it, even though he was the one who started the conversation to begin with.

Tyson was recently seen celebrating his triumph in Cannes with his family where he posted a few videos of his training regime. Because of the boxing-orientated nature of the clips, speculation commenced regarding a possible comeback and a short-lived retirement.

Now, though, thanks to a video posted to his Instagram, we have some clarity on what the footage actually means.

“Yes training daily but just to keep my weight down & for my mental health. #justlovetraining”

Why would he return?

Tyson Fury definitely doesn’t need the money associated with a return to the squared circle but beyond that, we think it probably comes down to legacy.

The two suggestions that are out there are pretty different with the first being a luxury mixed-rules fight against UFC champion Francis Ngannou.

The other would pit Fury against the winner of the upcoming Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch. If he were to win that, nobody could deny his position as the undisputed king of the division.

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