Tyson Fury to make boxing comeback

Arnold Nichols
April 13, 2018

Fury has spoken at length about his desire to face unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, but with Joshua looking increasingly likely to face Deontay Wilder in the coming months, that may not be possible just yet.

No opponents have mentioned at the time of publication for Fury for the June 9th date.

Fury, who is to make a come-back this year after a two-year ban, was asked whether he would have to win over a number of people after making apparently sexist, homophobic and antisemitic comments in an hour-long video in 2016.

But Fury is back and has teamed up with Frank Warren.

Fury may have to wait for his chance to face Joshua, who is also due to face WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin, of Russian Federation, if he wants to keep all of his belts.

Joshua has since been ordered by the WBA to begin negotiations with Russia's mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin. "He's unsafe until the last two seconds".

Is a Joshua vs Fury fight on the cards in 2018?

The former world heavyweight champion repeatedly answered "no comment" before telling ITV News reporter Nick Wallis the interview was "terminated".

Fury's first fight back will nearly certainly be a small-fry affair, as the boxer looks to warm up ahead of a run at all four heavyweight title belts and secure a couple of headline knockouts as he stakes his claim to be back at his best.

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The former IBF, WBA and WBO champion will take on an an unnamed opponent in what will be his first fight since 2015, when he beat Wladimir Klitschko.

"He's going to be busy".

He said he and trainer Ben Davison have been "working very, very hard, seven days a week" to build up fitness after Fury piled on weight during his lay-off.

"He needs to get himself fighting fit". But Fury, 29, has never fought again and vacated his titles one year later to focus on substance abuse and mental-health issues after testing positive for cocaine.

"I can't wait to get in there and prove I am the best even after all this time out".

"It's going to be an easy fight, no contest", he said of a potential match-up with the champion.

He said at a press conference in London: "I've got to congratulate the fella, he's done very well".

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