Bad news for boxing fans expecting the long-awaited rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko later this year: the British fighter has just announced his retirement on Twitter.
The controversial 28-year-old, who held the WBA and WBO world titles after beating Klitschko last November, initially pulled out of the rematch after stating mental health issues.
However, this was followed up by a shock report from ESPN in which it was claimed Fury had tested positive for cocaine.
Reacting to the news, Fury posted a photo of himself as Tony Montana - the lead character from the classic Scarface movie - alongside the hashtag #Tysonmontana.
This tweet, which has been retweeted more than 30,000 times, was hardly the apology that boxing fans would expecting.
Fury announces his retirement on Twitter
And Fury has been busy on Twitter again this morning; this time to announce his retirement.
But he announced the news in typical Tyson Fury fashion.
He wrote: “Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, all a pile of sh*t, I'm the greatest, & I'm also retired, so go suck a d*ck, happy days.😀😀😀“.
So that’s that, then.
Fury’s controversial boxing career ends in yet more controversy.
Klitschko’s manager blasts Fury
Bernd Bönte, Klitschko’s manager, described Fury as “the most untrustworthy heavyweight champion in history” after the cocaine story broke last week.
“I think Fury is probably the most unworthy heavyweight champion in history, not only because of this situation but because of the whole package of his sexist comments, his antisemitic comments and his homophobic comments that have been [well documented],” he was quoted as saying by the Mirror.
"Hopefully, the organizations will move quickly because Wladimir wants to fight for a title before the end of the year.
"He has already been in the longest layoff of his career because of Fury, and he is keen on fighting again for a title by the end of the year."
Klitschko v Joshua instead?
There’s now a possibility that Klitschko will fight Britain’s Anthony Joshua instead later this year.
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