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Tyson Fury set to retire from boxing

Tyson Fury has made repeated statements of his intent to return to boxing, but has now announced he is to retire.

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 19, 2022 World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title holder Britain's Tyson Fury takes part in an open work-out session in Wembley, west London. - WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he is retiring from boxing on his 34th birthday on August 12, 2022, having previously performed a number of U-turns over his future in the sport. "After long hard conversations I've finally decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon voyage," Fury posted on Twitter. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)
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Tyson Fury has conducted another U-turn on his boxing future, announcing his retirement on social media just three days after appearing to confirm plans for a return to the ring.

On Tuesday, Fury revealed he had appointed a new trainer and urged Derek Chisora to accept an offer for a trilogy fight during a series of Instagram posts.

But on his 34th birthday, the WBC heavyweight champion announced plans to exit the sport.

“Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years,” he wrote on Instagram on Friday.

“After long, hard conversations I’ve finally decided to walk away and on my 34th birthday I say bon voyage.”

Fury’s record

Fury originally announced he would leave the sport following a sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April, and has won 32 of his 33 professional bouts, registering one draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018.

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