Tyson Fury announces June return to boxing after absence since 2015

Tyson Fury announces June return to boxing after absence since 2015

Tyson Fury announces June return to boxing after absence since 2015

Fury has signed with promoter Frank Warren while he has been linked with fighting former two-time world titleholder Shannon Briggs from Brooklyn, New York in the last couple of months.

However, after accepting a backdated ban, Fury's suspension was lifted by the British Boxing Board of Control, Sky Sports reports, and he successfully reapplied for his licence.

It was gathered that the radical boxer would return against an unnamed opponent in Manchester. "I'm more confident looking at the competition".

Former unified heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury will return to the boxing ring on June 9 in Manchester after signing a multi-fight promotional deal with Frank Warren.

"Everyone loves a comeback story", Fury said.

The 29-year-old had not fought competitively since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

But Fury was soon stripped of the IBF belt, and relinquished the WBA and WBO versions amid mental health issues.

'It's taken a long time to make this happen, ' said Fury.

Fury ballooned as high as 378 pounds during his two-year layoff and is hoping to get down as low as 259 pounds for his return. Fittest I've ever been, people say you've had two-and-half-years out of the ring. My timing and my reflexes are better than they've ever been. I kid you not.

By January, Fury had reportedly lost close to four stone in weight, and plenty more has fallen off since as evidenced by a picture uploaded to Instagram by "The Hitman" earlier this week.

Fury said he believes Wilder is "top of the pile" of the current crop of heavyweights but insisted "they're all very vulnerable and very beatable too".

Fury has now transformed himself back into a genuine professional athlete again through hard work and dedication.

However, Fury will have to wait for his shot at Joshua, who is targeting a blockbuster unification bout with fellow unbeaten world champion Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC heavyweight belt.

"He only needs one punch - and unlike AJ he has got the speed and agility to throw them from anywhere". Should a deal be struck, the victor would become the first man to hold all four major heavyweight titles at the same time.

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