Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Joshua: Fury talks a good game but I'm still the best

Joshua: Fury talks a good game but I'm still the best

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who has not fought since claiming the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, will return to boxing on 9 June.

It was confirmed at a press conference this afternoon that Fury, 29, has inked a deal which will see him fight under Frank Warren's promotional banner on both BT Sport and BoxNation. "The "Mac" is back".

"Were it not for his exploits in Dusseldorf on November 28th, 2015, the now thriving and fascinating Heavyweight scene might have remained stagnant, but Tyson's comprehensive schooling of the long-standing Champion Wladimir Klitschko opened all sorts of doors from which others have ultimately benefitted". That UKAD case ended in December when the fighter accepted a backdated two-year doping ban for elevated levels of nandrolone in urine samples.

Fury mentioned that he has about one more stone to lose in weight before he gets back to his optimal weight for his comeback fight.

Warren cautioned that Fury would need three or four fights before being ready to take on the best in the business.

"He is a belt carrier for me", Fury said.

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While Fury's name and ability to sell a fight is expected to provide an additional shot in the arm to a division now undergoing a renaissance, questions still linger as to whether he can return physically to his prime form.

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"He's fought his way back from there and now he's going to move on and I believe he can win his belts back". "The reflexes are as good as they've ever been".

Tyson Fury has announced his return to boxing and vowed to reclaim his world titles from Anthony Joshua. He was charged with testing positive for a "prohibited substance" in June 2016 but said that was as a result of eating wild boar. "They're all very vulnerable and beatable".

But it's very much clear Fury is working his way towards reclaiming his place as the king of the heavyweight division.

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