Tyson Fury has decided to walk away from boxing on 34th birthday
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On his 34th birthday, two-time heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury has decided to announce his retirement from boxing.
In a social media post on Friday morning, 'The Gypsy King' said he was walking away from the sport.
He wrote: "Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years and after long hard conversations, I've finally decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon Voyage."
Alongside a picture of trainer Sugar Hill Steward, Fury added: "Here's a few who have made it special along the way."
MASSIVE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAD AN INPUT IN MY CAREER OVER THE YEARS & AFTER LONG HARD CONVERSATIONS IV FINALY DECIDED TO WALK AWAY & ON MY 34th BIRTHDAY I SAY Bon voyage. HEARS A FEW WHO MADE IS SPECIAL ALONG THE WAY… pic.twitter.com/jNeF1CbBqm— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 12, 2022
.@frankwarren_tv Sugar Hill, @btsportboxing, Dad, Spencer Brown, Steve Egan, @espn @WBCBoxing @trboxing Jimmy Harrington,@AndyLeeBoxing @isaaclowe6 @BenDavison_ , @Kristianblackl1, Tim Allcock, Robert Davies, Shane Fury, Hughie Fury, James Ward— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 12, 2022
SORRY IF I MISSED U THERES TO MANY TO NAME! MASSIVE SHOUTOUT TO @parisfury1 WHO HELPED ME MORE THAN ANYONE.— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) August 12, 2022
& MOST OF ALL THANKYOU GOD 🙏 SEE YOU ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE YOU BIG DOSSERS😎 2008-2022
The news will come as a shock to many. Earlier this week, Fury confirmed his return to the sport and named Isaac Lowe as his new trainer for a comeback fight against Derek Chisora.
"I've decided to come back to boxing because I can be the first heavyweight champion in history to have two trilogies – one with Deontay Wilder and a second one with Derek Chisora," said Fury.
"I always said I’d fight Derek Chisora at the end of my career, and here we are breaking all records again, setting precedents."
This isn't the first time Fury has announced his so-called retirement from the sport.
After knocking out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round to successfully defend his WBC world heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium in April, The Gypsy King had said he was done with boxing.
Speaking in an emotional post-fight interview, Fury said: "I think this is it, this might be the final curtain for 'The Gypsy King'. What a way to go out."
"I'm one of the greatest heavyweights of all time!"— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) April 23, 2022
"I think this might be the final curtain for the Gypsy King."@Tyson_Fury 👑#FuryWhyte | BT Sport Box Office ▶️ https://t.co/b0uV32kqC3 pic.twitter.com/Nju6XYoOMj
He added: "You know I promised my lovely wife Paris of 14 years that after the Wilder three fight that would be it and I meant it. It was a great trilogy but I meant that.
"I got offered to fight at Wembley, at home, and I believe I owed it to the fans, every person in the UK to fight at Wembley."
Fury proceeded to serenade the 90,000 strong crowd with a rendition of Don McLean's 'American Pie' before departing.
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