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Tyson Fury has decided to walk away from boxing on 34th birthday

Jack Kenmare

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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."

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."

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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."

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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Topics: Boxing, Tyson Fury

Jack Kenmare
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