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Tyson Fury says he’s retired from boxing

“Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, all a pile of shit.”

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of the world who has had an extremely troubled year, has now tweeted that he’s retired from the sport of boxing, and also recently changed his Twitter name to “TYSONMONTANA,” referencing a recent reported failed drug test for cocaine.

Fury, 28, has twice canceled a scheduled rematch with Wladimir Klitschko this year. He first reportedly suffered an injury, and then was pulled from the rescheduled date due to a reported severe bout of depression.

Both the WBA and WBO have been considering stripping Fury of their titles, or at least looking to find out if they need to make an interim title fight somewhere else.

If this is really the end of Tyson Fury’s career, there’s no question that it’s a sad outcome in terms of boxing. He’s a charismatic, talented fighter, and was the man responsible for ending Wladimir Klitschko’s decade long run of dominance.

But even if this all comes off very flippant from Fury, it may genuinely be in his best interests. For some people, no matter how good they are, boxing just doesn’t work for their personality.

Do you think we’ve seen the last of Tyson Fury in the ring?

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