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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