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Kostya Tszyu Talks Ring Return, Darchinyan, More

By Mark Vester

Kostya Tszyu, inactive since a 2005 loss to Ricky Hatton, continues to train on a regular basis and stays in shape. Although Tszyu is Russian-born, Australia adopted him as one of their own. Tszyu turned 40 in September and insists that he's still not officially retired from the sport. He would consider a ring return, if a strong enough reason presented itself. So far a reason to return has not been there.

"To retire properly, you need to have a press conference," said Tszyu to The Daily Telegraph. "If I get bored in life, I still live a healthy life, I'm still in good condition and training everyday. The possibility to come back is easy but the question is always: What for? And I can't find the answer."

Tszyu has focused most of his time on business ventures in Australia and Russia. He sees three fighters clawing their way to take his position as the best fighter in Australia. Between Danny Green, Vic Darchinyan and Anthony Mundine, he sees Darchinyan as the one who is leading the pack to become the best pound for pound fighter in Australia.

"Vic is probably, right now, just a bit in front," Tszyu said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pretty Boy Greg on 04-20-2010

give me a break... he isnt coming back guys... its been five years & he is 40.

Comment by PensionKiller on 04-20-2010

[QUOTE=DiLLiNGER;8136306]He said the same 3 or 4 years ago.."he needs a reason" ...either you come back or not but till then don't talk.[/QUOTE] Maybe he was asked the question. At 40, he would lose to any top 5 at 140…

Comment by Pullcounter on 04-20-2010

fukkin tszyu. just stay retired and don't blemish your legacy.

Comment by djsygo on 04-20-2010

rematch Hatton!

Comment by PittyPat on 04-20-2010

No mention of Katsidis. :nonono:

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