Tyson Fury is ready to begin a second bid to become heavyweight champion of the world despite never losing his title in the ring.
The 28 year-old, who left the sport in a haze of mental issues, rumoured failed drug tests and rematch promises following victory over Wladimir Klitschko, has earmarked the division’s current title holders as future targets.
Fury has spent sixteen months in exile enjoying the fruits of his labour after landing a multi-million pound cheque for taking Klitschko’s clutch of belts – and in the process joining some of the best British fighters of recent times.
Speculation is now mounting as to whom could be in the opposite corner once Fury makes an official announcement to elaborate on the May 13 social media post that shocked the boxing world on Monday.
The likes of Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz and Lucas Browne will instantly be on the lips of those who want to see Fury in a competitive match-up, although months of inactivity would suggest otherwise.
Some of the also-rans would be more likely opponents as Fury would have to shake off his ring rust before even contemplating facing the more active top-rated punchers on the boxing roster at 200-pounds plus.
David Allen, Johann Duhaupas, Andrey Rudenko and Manuel Charr would potentially be the level expected for Fury to dust off his gloves as fans prepares to welcome back one of the most charismatic and controversial personalities on the scene.