Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
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Tyson Fury Returns June 9th After Agreeing Promotional Terms With Frank Warren

Tyson Fury Returns June 9th After Agreeing Promotional Terms With Frank Warren

But after announcing his return to the ring, Fury has revealed why it was only trading punches again that could really save him.

"I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine", declared Fury.

On form, he's arguably the best of the best, with his last win being in November 2015, when he out-sparred the legendary Wladimir Klitschko to win the IBF, WBA and WBO belts - all of which now rest on Joshua's chiselled torso.

Warren also said: "Until anyone beats Fury they can not rightfully call themselves the world heavyweight champion because he didn't lose his titles in the ring".

He sensationally quipped that he could come back, take on a unified champion, land all the heavyweight belts and retire - but a world title fight is clearly some way off. "And we will announce the opponent in due course".

Fury was suspended in 2016 amid "anti-doping and medical issues" and accepted a backdated two-year ban in December, but he is now ready for a return.

Fury had become increasingly vocal about a prospective ring return in recent months, and further clamour for his comeback arrived following Anthony Joshua's laborious win over New Zealand's Joseph Parker on 31 March; Fury's own assessment was that the pair's unification clash was a "shit fight, and a shit performance by both fighters".

The announcement of the fight coincides with Fury agreeing to a multi-fight extension with promoter Frank Warren.

Warren explained that Fury will need four fights before taking on Joshua or Wilder in a championship fight, which could take anywhere between one to two years. "I'm the fittest I've ever been", Fury said.

"I've had many good Saturday nights watching the fella, he's a very good fighter and I can't wait to get back in there and prove that I am the best".

'It's taken a long time to make this happen, ' said Fury.

"He's going to be busy".

"I've got to congratulate Joshua, he's done very well. He needs to get some rounds under his belt", Warren said. "He's fit but he needs to be fighting fit".

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