Tyson Fury Signs With Warren, Set For June 9th Return

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

The Briton has signed up with promoter Frank Warren, who presented him at a news conference on Thursday, on a multi-fight deal but an immediate opponent at the Manchester Arena has yet to be named.

More recently Fury accepted a backdated ban from UK Anti-Doping, which ended last December, and has successfully reapplied for his licence with the British Boxing Board of Control, paving the way for a comeback.

Joshua beat Kiwi Joseph Parker in their unification fight in Cardiff last month to add the WBO world heavyweight belt to his WBA and IBF titles.

Anthony Joshua will be keen to faec Fury.

The pair will once again work together following a brief yet successful relationship in 2014, which saw Fury secure his mandatory position to challenge Wladimir Klitschko by defeating Dereck Chisora in November of 2014.

In the aftermath of Fury's win over Klitschko, Fury was stripped of all three of his titles.

"There are a few people out there claiming to be the world's best, but I know for a fact they are not", Fury said.

Fury ballooned as high as 378 pounds during his two-year layoff and is hoping to get down as low as 259 pounds for his return. "The reflexes are as good as they've ever been".

Both fighters blamed the result on eating wild boar.

"He has to get himself back in action and worry about what he is doing, rather than sitting at home commentating on my fights".

And, Fury seems to have upped his gym routine in quest to get back in shape as he took to his official Instagram account to share a few clips (stories) from his workout routine.

By January, Fury had reportedly lost close to four stone in weight, and plenty more has fallen off since as evidenced by a picture uploaded to Instagram by "The Hitman" earlier this week. Should a deal be struck, the victor would become the first man to hold all four major heavyweight titles at the same time.

Should Fury prove victorious in his comeback effort, it will be interesting to see whether he can interrupt the best-laid plans of the division now that unified champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) and fellow unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) appear on a collision course to face each other.

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