- Title: World heavyweight champion Fury is now here to stay
- Date: 3rd October 2016
- Summary: COLOGNE, GERMANY (FILE - APRIL 28, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF KLITSCHKO AND FURY FACING EACH OTHER ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, TYSON FURY, SAYING: "All of my dreams, from being a kid this big, dreamed of being heavyweight champion of the world. And when I was a kid and I came over to your training camp I looked and I thought 'I really want this. And I think I can do this, I can take this on.' But now that the burden is on these shoulders it's a hard work, it's not for the normal person. You have to be a very special, extraordinary athlete to carry and conduct yourself as a proper human being like Wlad, rather than someone like me who is not that professional and out of shape all the time." LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - SEPTEMBER 12, 2016) (REUTERS) CLOSE OF POSTER FEATURING TYSON FURY KLITSCHKO LOOKING BACKSTAGE AS HE BECOMES AWARE FURY IS ABSENT FURY NAME PLATE NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (English) FIGHT PROMOTER, FRANK WARREN, SAYING ON WHETHER THE FIGHT WILL GO AHEAD: "There is no contractual problems. The only problem we have got today is Tyson's car breaking down and not being here. The fight is signed, done, there is nothing in the way of this fight happening, God forbid, one of them gets an injury. This fight is done."
- Embargoed: 18th October 2016 16:33
- Keywords: Tyson Fury boxing retirement Klitschko heavyweight champion
- Location: DUESSELDORF AND COLOGNE, GERMANY/ LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: DUESSELDORF AND COLOGNE, GERMANY/ LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Boxing,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00552GBDBZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Britain's world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was now "here to stay" just hours after announcing his retirement from boxing on Monday (October 3).
"Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, I'm the greatest, and also retired," Fury said in an expletive-filled rant on Twitter.
A few hours later, however, the 28-year-old revealed he was planning to carry on fighting.
"Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea are like. Tut tut," he said.
Fury, WBA and WBO and champion, had been due to defend his titles against Wladimir Klitschko in July but pulled out with an ankle injury.
The fight was rescheduled for this month but postponed again due to an unspecified medical condition.
Fury has tested positive for cocaine, ESPN reported last week citing a leaked letter sent by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA). Reuters was unable to verify details of the report.
Fury's uncle and trainer Peter Fury said recently that the boxer was "almost at breaking point" and receiving professional help.
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