Tyson Fury has announced his retirement from boxing in his latest expletive-laden post on social media.
The controversial Briton stunned the world in November last year by beating longtime heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, to claim the belts.
Fury, 28, has twice postponed the eagerly awaited rematch with Klitschko, prompting a probe from the governing bodies in addition to allegations about his failed Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) test.
But in typical fashion, he laughed off the probe, by reposting a mocked-up picture of him as fictional drug lord Tony Montata in the 1983 Hollywood blockbuster Scarface played by Al Pacino.
With the dust yet to settle on the audacity of that post, he took to Twitter on Monday to announce his retirement from the sport, saying: “Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, all a pile of sh*t, I’m the greatest, and also retired, so go suck a di*k, happy days.”
If Fury quits for good, then he leaves the sport unbeaten having won all 25 of his professional contests, with 18 stoppages.
But the undisputed highlight of his career was the unanimous points’ victory over the younger Klitschko last year – the 40-year-old’s first loss in 11 years – after which he claimed the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles.
He was however stripped of the IBF title two weeks later for opting to fight Kiltschko in a rematch instead of mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.