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Tyson Fury announces his retirement, which lasts all of 3 hours

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© Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images Controversial heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury announced his retirement on Twitter, but that didn’t last very long.

Controversial boxing champion Tyson Fury is already under fire for failing a VADA-administered drug test for cocaine, a UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) failure for nandrolone, as well as allegedly refusing to take a random drug test from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD).

Fury responded to the cocaine failure by tweeting out this edited pic of him as Tony Montana from Scarface. His follow-up to the movie reference? Announcing his retirement from the sport of boxing.

That was tweeted at 7:55 AM ET. Fury leaves the sport having amassed a 25-0 (18 KOs) professional record, with his biggest win coming against Wladimir Klitschko back in November 2015.

The 28-year-old was sche——hold on a minute. Looks like he’s not retiring.

That “retirement” lasted about 3 hours, so false alarm.

Fury had withdrawn from a scheduled October rematch vs. Klitschko after he was deemed “medically unfit” to compete.

It was later reported that Fury had been suffering from mental health issues, of which Tyson himself has admitted to bouts of depression in the past.

His previous withdrawal from the July date with Klitschko was put down to an ankle injury, but the date of his removal from the card coincided with UKAD handing him a provisional suspension for his PEDs failure.

As it stands, given the questions about his mental state, the nandrolone controversy, the alleged refusal to take a drug test, the failure for cocaine, and the fact that he’s not fought since beating Klitschko, Fury stands to lose his heavyweight belts.

Fury fired off one last tweet for the day, one conveying a more serious tone, saying that he will be getting help.

In the meantime, should Fury lose his titles, there have been discussions about setting up Wladimir Klitschko to fight IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs), who has quickly become one of the biggest pay-per-view stars in British boxing.

If that fight is made, it would likely be for late November, but as it stands, the fight is not anywhere close to being made official.

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