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

The undefeated former unified champion has been out of the ring since outclassing the long-reigning Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany in November 2015. The news was confirmed at 1pm today, with a press conference scheduled to be held at 1pm, however, that start time is now running late at the time of publication.

Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury seems to be leaving no stone unturned ahead of his comeback.

It was confirmed at a press conference this afternoon that Fury, 29, has inked a deal which will see him fight under Frank Warren's promotional banner on both BT Sport and BoxNation.

Sure to be one of the stand-out events in the boxing calendar this year, Fury's return will only serve to enhance expectation that sooner or later, he will square up against the man now in possession of "his" belts, Anthony Joshua.

Fury's opponent for June is expected to be someone of moderate ability to help him ease his way back into things and shake off any ring rust.


"He has to get himself back in action and worry about what he is doing, rather than sitting at home commentating on my fights". The only issue remaining is a formality with whether Tyson is to be self-managed or not. "Hopefully he can be patient but, if not, I don't think it would make sense giving up this belt so if I have to fight Povetkin then so be it". There are a few people out there saying they're the best but they're wrong'.

Anthony Joshua wants to face fellow unbeaten world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next, rather than Alexander Povetkin, the British boxer told the BBC.

When is the next Tyson Fury fight? "By the time I get ready to fight, it is going to be an easy fight, no contest".

According to the 29-year-old, Wilder is now No.1 in heavyweight boxing because he can land big punches from all kinds of angles, whereas Joshua doesn't have the agility.

He, however, prefers to fight Wilder next.


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