TYSON FURY has joked that "being at home with six kids and a dog" forced him to abandon his boxing retirement.
The Gypsy King is back in the ring on December 3 when he fights Derek Chisora in a trilogy scrap.
Fury won both their previous bouts in convincing style.
But after his stunning April KO victory against fellow Brit Dillian Whyte that saw him retain the WBC heavyweight belt, Fury shocked the world and QUIT the sport.
He gave up the Ring Magazine Lineal belt, but decided to U-turn on that decision before being stripped of the WBC strap.
And that will be on the line when he comes up against old foe Chisora at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next month.
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Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the 34-year-old undefeated boxer said: "It was a short short retirement… being at home with six kids and a dog it would drive any man out of retirement
"Well that’s the situation I’m in right now. When I retired back in April I really meant it but then it was like I was at my lowest moment again.
"I thought to myself 'I’m not ready to go'."
Fury has had well-documented issues outside the ropes after suffering from mental health problems as well as alcohol addiction.
And he is keen to pay tribute to the one person who has helped him recover to reach the very top of the sport that helped save him.
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He added "I do think I would not have made it to this level without Paris
"I would encourage people to get into boxing because it’s not just the physical aspect, it’s the discipline, respect and the manners it teaches you.
"All of my kids will be in the gym and learning to protect themselves."
In June Fury welcomed another addition to his ever-growing family – a £20,000 security dog.
Fury bought the Rottweiler to safeguard wife Paris, their six kids and his home.
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The heavyweight world champion used London-based Elite Protection Dogs – the company Ashley Cole recently bought a German Shepherd from.
Other dog breeds available from Elite Protection Dogs include Dobermanns and Cane Corsos.
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