Tyson Fury: British Champion Reveals Retirement From Boxing On Twitter

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Tyson Fury at Manchester Arena, Manchester, April 27. Fury appears to have retired from boxing. Alex Livesey/Getty

British heavyweight champion Tyson Fury appears to have retired from boxing and has described the sport as "the saddest thing I ever took part in."

Fury, 28, was due to have a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on September 23 but reportedly tested positive for cocaine last week.

He faces being stripped of his titles but now looks unlikely to return to the ring after stating his retirement—complete with vulgar language—on social media.

As well as describing himself as "the greatest," Fury changed his Twitter name to Tyson Montana in homage to Al Pacino's drug lord character Tony Montana from 1983 movie Scarface. He also altered his profile picture to a doctored still of Pacino's character sitting in front of a mountain of cocaine.