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Fury retracts retirement claim just hours later

Tyson Fury is back in the game. Credit: PA

British boxer Tyson Fury has quickly retracted the claim that he was retiring from the sport.

Earlier on Monday the 28-year-old said he would be quitting the sport, which he described as "the saddest thing I ever took part in".

In his latest tweet, Fury said: "Hahahaha u think you will get rid of the GYPSYKING that easy!!! I'm here to stay. #TheGreatest just shows u what the Medea [sic] are like. Tut tut."

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Tyson Fury joins fans ahead of Euro 2016 showdown

British World Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was mobbed by England fans as he made a surprise appearance on the French Riviera on Sunday.

England fans have been gathering in the French city of Nice ahead of their Euro 2016 Last-16 showdown with Iceland on Monday.

The boxer was mobbed as he entered the Akathor bar in the Vieille Ville area, and posed for selfies with fans as he made his way along the Rue Saint-Francois de Paule.

Boxer Tyson Fury is greeted in the streets by England supporters in Nice. Credit: PA

Fury put on a Three Lions shirt and posted a receipt for 1,000 Euro on Twitter, saying: "This is how much I love my fans, euro 2016, 200 Jager bombs, for the the fans."

Boxer Tyson Fury posed for selfies with England fans in Nice on Sunday. Credit: PA

Fury to move to LA as he's 'not accepted' in the UK

Fury says he'll move to America. Credit: PA

Tyson Fury says he will relocate to America after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko because he does not feel accepted in this country.

The 27-year-old will defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against the Ukrainian in Manchester on July 9 and after that he is ready to pack his bags and head across the Atlantic Ocean.

Fury, who has courted outrage with a string of controversial comments on homosexuality and abortion, believes he is treated like a "bum" in the United Kingdom and deserves better.

He told a number of national newspapers: "I am not accepted in this country. I am a gypsy and that's it. I will always be a gypsy, I'll never change. I will always be fat and white and that's it.

"I am the champion yet I am thought of as a bum. I am moving out of the country. I am going to America where champions are better thought of.

"I am moving to Los Angeles where people have a better life. I made the decision last week to go where people admire success."

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