Tyson Fury appears to reverse announcement that he has retired from boxing

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury takes back his claim that he has retired from boxing.

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has taken back his earlier claims that he has retired from boxing.

The 28-year-old, nicknamed the 'Gypsy King', tweeted this afternoon that he had walked away from the sport after reportedly testing positive for cocaine.

Fury, who recently withdrew from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time due to medical reasons, described boxing as the "saddest thing I ever took part in".

Three hours later though, the WBO and WBA champion insisted on social media that he is "here to stay".

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."

Fury was scheduled to face Klitschko in Manchester on October 29 after the initial July rematch was postponed due to an injury suffered by the British boxer.

The heavyweight is reported to have tested positive for benzoylecgonine - a compound found in cocaine - on September 22.

Tyson Fury looks on during a press conference ahead of his fight with Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on April 27, 2016
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