Tyson Fury has announced his forthcoming return to action as the ex-unified king nears the unfathomable two-year anniversary of his boxing exile.
The 28 year-old, who defeated Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 to reign supreme at 200 pounds plus, has since been embroiled in a drug testing scandal which has seen no imminent ending.
As the British Boxing Board of Control and the UK Anti-Doping Agency drag their heels on a ruling, Fury had already stated his intention to be licensed by an alternative organization and now says a return is on the card this spring.
“Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight! – And again in the summer in a mega fight! (Then) again in (the) back end of (the) year. Three big fights in 2018,” proclaimed Fury.
Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight! & again in the summer in a mega fight! & again in back end of year. 3 big fights in 2018.
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 12, 2017
It’s anyone’s guess who the ‘great fight’ and ‘mega-fight’ could be against as Fury will be forced to fight outside the UK should he eventually find a body willing to sanction him without the consent of the BBBofC.
Russia could be a distinct possibility if Fury is serious about moving away, with bouts against the likes of Alexander Ustinov and Alexander Povetkin open should the ‘Gypsy King’ go down that route.
America would be highly unlikely due to visa issues involving members of the Fury entourage, whilst Ireland, Spain or France could be considered.
More is set to be revealed in the forthcoming weeks on the back of cousin Hughie losing his sole world title challenge against Joseph Parker and potentially following Tyson on his globetrotting exploits.