Peter Fury backs Tyson Fury to make April comeback

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Trainer Peter Fury has given an update on the future of nephew Tyson by stating the former heavyweight king could fight again as early as April.

Several weeks of talk, coupled with significant weight loss, have led Peter to believes Fury could be ready in just five months time.

The only problem is the ongoing aggravation with the British Boxing Board of Control and the UK Anti-Doping Agency, which has so far hampered a return for almost two years.

If everything can be ironed out, Peter is hopeful of seeing Tyson trade blows in a warm-up encounter before potentially fighting Anthony Joshua at some point in the future.

"I think April of next year," Peter Fury told BBC Radio 5 Live on Sunday.

"The only fear is that Joshua doesn’t get beat beforehand. That’s the fight the public want to see, that’s the fight Tyson really wants and he really thinks that's the fight that should be made.," he added.

Fury, 28, has been offered help by Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn, who's made noises regarding a preference to see the 'Gypsy King' in the ring with Joshua - rather than Deontay Wilder.

Hearn has held talks about a clash between 'AJ' and Joseph Parker, Wilder or Fury and hopes to have the current heavyweight ruler's next fight sorted out by early next year.

All Fury has to do is turn up for a hearing with the BBBofC and take any punishment (or otherwise) that comes his way to ensure the delay in his career doesn't continue indefinitely.