The controversial ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury, announces his comeback for 2018.
The former Heavyweight Champion ‘Tyson2fastFury’, has announced his return to boxing by releasing three fighting dates for next year. One of the dates according to 29 year old’s twitter page, includes a ‘mega fight’.
The announcement came about at the back of Fury’s refusal to reapply for his boxing license under the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC). Fury’s license was withheld by the board in October 2016 after a failed drugs test almost two years ago.
Recently, Tyson gave an emotional message to the governing bodies about his treatment.
He said: “How long must I be held up and kept out of action? It’s been 15 months since I’ve been under investigation, you’re keeping an innocent man from fulfilling his destiny and from providing for his family.
“Either ban me or set me free as I’ve been in limbo for a long time! I want to move on with my life!
“Clear my name and let me return to my former glory.”
Rumours on social media have suggested a potential fight for Fury against a former World champion: Shannon ‘the cannon Briggs’.
Briggs posted a photo on Instagram of the two former champions with caption: ‘#LETSGOCHAMP #FURYBRIGGS’. Hinting at the possible super-fight.
The 45-year-old also had his license suspended by the World Boxing Association (WBA). Briggs failed a pre-fight drugs test leading up his scheduled bout against Fres Oquendo in May this year.
Will Fury be back?
Fury is known for shaking up the boxing World after beating the 10-year former unified Heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. He is also known for coming in and out of retirement and creating hype on social media. Fury has vowed to come back and beat current World Champion Anthony Joshua, on many occasions before. But, he hasn’t acted on his words and fans are questioning whether Fury will return to the ring.
Since that historic night in Dusseldorf, Fury has been battling with mental health and fitness issues which has prevented his return to the sport. But, the 6’9” giant in an interview with ‘Box Nation’ has insisted he is turning his life around: “I’m like a ‘boomerang…I always come back”.
Will the former champion return and claim back his throne?