Tyson Fury, who announced his retirement earlier on Monday has made a u-turn on his decision in less than three hours.
The 28-year-old wrote on his Twitter page earlier today that he was quitting boxing, but has since admitted that he was joking.
He tweeted: “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”
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
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 3, 2016
Fury began Monday by saying boxing was the saddest thing he had been involved in, leading him to retirement.
“Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, all a pile of s***, I’m the greatest, & I’m also retired, so go s*** a d***, happy days,” he said.
Fury pulled out of his world heavyweight title rematch with Wladimir Klitschko after he was deemed ‘medically unfit’ to compete.
Fury then reportedly failed a drugs test for cocaine following a positive sample taken by VADA on September 22.
Fury’s hasn’t fought since November 2015 when he defeated Klitschko in Germany to win the world heavyweight titles.
He currently still holds the WBA, WBO and IBO belts, but the governing bodies are set to make a decision soon on whether or not they will strip him.