Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he’s still the top dog in the division ahead of a much-talked-about return to action.
The 28 year-old decided to step away from boxing due to drug, alcohol and mental issues but stated recently he wanted to return on May 13.
Fury looked considerably heftier than usual in a sparring session with prospect Daniel Dubois captured by promoter Frank Warren’s team last month, meaning any date next month would certainly be out of the question.
Despite the fact a comeback is yet to be mapped out, Fury takes pride in the fact all other title holders at 200 pounds are still lagging behind his achievements.
Still the king of boxing.
Who are you!!! pic.twitter.com/RESpx78PAo
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 4, 2017
‘2 Fast’ defeated Wladimir Klitschko for a clutch of belts in November 2015 but has since been on the outside looking in as other contenders gobble up the championships.
It’s still going to be a long slog for Fury to get back to full and complete fitness due to the timescale of his absence, whilst Brit rival Anthony Joshua has the chance to go some way to matching those accolades if he too can defeat Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.
A win for Joshua, who would then be known as the lineal heavyweight in the world, could inspire Fury to train even harder and potentially set-up a massive redemption bid in the latter part of the year.
Before that can happen, a warm-up contest is going to be needed for Fury, although it’s up for debate whether that will actually happen once we see the outspoken puncher trading blows once more.