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Tyson Fury training at Kinahan-linked gym in Spain

Tyson Fury (right) with Billy Joe Saunders (left) at MTK gym
Tyson Fury (right) with Billy Joe Saunders (left) at MTK gym

Former World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has returned to training and is basing himself out of the Kinahan-linked MTK Gym on the Costa del Sol.

The Marbella gym, formerly known as MGM, is run by former boxer Matthew Macklin and Daniel Kinahan. 

Fury, who was born in Britain but has Irish traveller heritage, hasn't fought since he beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the world title in November 2015.

He retired from boxing and faced a battle with drugs and drink, but is now planning a comeback and started training this week at MTK. 

He posted a number of videos and pictures online this week as he returned to training at the gym, which was raided by Spanish police last September. 

In one video he is seen singing along to his car radio as he and pals drive to the gym. 

"This is what you call enjoying training. Hollaback - all the haters can go f**k off," he says.

Fury, who is hoping to return to the ring in July, was pictured posing with Daniel Kinahan last month. 

Last Friday, he posted a statement online saying that after reaching the highest of highs he hit the lowest of lows, to the point of not wanting to live. 

"I hit the drink and drugs trying to find a way out but it didn't help.

"I ballooned in weight and was very sad every day for almost two years. But with the help of God I have made a massive turnaround," said the former champion.

"Back training on a mission to put the record straight. I want to make my family, friends and fans proud again.

"I'm sorry I let everyone down. It will never happen again. If I can change and beat my demons so can you. 

"I'm living proof anyone can come through the worst time in our lives no matter what we must battle through and all help and love each other.

"I'm here to help others like they helped me."

In contrast to his call for everyone to help and love each other, he also posted a video online saying: "I'm only coming back because I’ve been fuelled by hate." 

And in contrast to his comments about being sad every day for almost two years, he said: "I was happy retired. I was rich and good looking."

He also posted videos attacking boxers Klitschko, Anthony Joshua, Tony Bellew and Deontay Wilder, who he described as "bitches". 

MTK gym has over 100 boxers on its books, including Paddy Barnes and Jamie Conlan. 

The Boxing Union of Ireland currently won't sanction any fights involving MTK fighters in Ireland, on the advice of gardai over fears of another Regency Hotel-style attack.