Following a mass of past controversies, the returning Tyson Fury has promised to put all his efforts into getting back in the ring and focusing solely on boxing.
The 29 year-old, who flew to Monte Carlo this weekend to take in the latest Matchroom show, is eyeing up the opportunity to challenge Anthony Joshua in a massive event over the summer at Wembley Stadium.
“Last time, I done a lot of stuff, and I had a lot of things that I wanted to achieve,” Fury told Sky Sports at Friday’s weigh-in
“I wanted to be most charismatic, most controversial champion, maybe of all time. I said a lot of stuff that I didn’t really mean in the past and it got me in a lot of hot water.
“I paid the penalties, I paid the price. Let’s just get it all out of the way, and I just want to talk boxing now. I’m not interested in politics, religion, or any other thing apart from fighting.
“That’s what I do. Tyson Fury’s the name and fighting’s the game. I want to get them in front of me, line them all up, and I’ll knock them all down. That’s a promise.”
Eddie Hearn will certainly be discussing the chances of a UK super-fight during Fury’s visit, whilst has a meeting set up with Joshua for Tuesday to go over the finer details of his 2018 plan.
Fury looks set to initially be pencilled in for a June or July outing at the National Stadium, although Joshua will have to have a back up option in place, potentially Joseph Parker or the winner of Tony Bellew v David Haye 2, just in case his home rival fails to shed enough weight in time.
There’s also the not-so-small matter of a British Boxing Board of Control hearing, which could yet produce a suspension for Fury before the former king can even step between the ropes to make his belated comeback.