Tyson Fury’s trainer and uncle Peter Fury had said his nephew would not fight again until next year

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he has retired from boxing in an expletive-laden message on Twitter.

The 28-year-old withdrew from a rematch with Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled for 29 October, because of reported mental health issues.

Fury, who holds the WBA and WBO titles, faces a hearing into a charge for an alleged doping violation in November.

“Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in” read his tweet, adding: “I’m the greatest, and also retired”.

More to follow.

Source: BBC