Tyson Fury: Former world heavyweight champion to make comeback on 9 June

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    Tyson Fury, who is undefeated in 25 professional fights, will fight at Manchester Arena

    Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will return to boxing on 9 June in Manchester for his first fight since 2015 against an unnamed opponent.

    Fury, 29, has not fought since claiming the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles from Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

    He was suspended in 2016 amid “anti-doping and medical issues” and accepted a backdated two-year ban in December.

    However, he had his licence reinstated earlier this year and has now signed with promoter Frank Warren.

    Fury first fought as a professional in December 2008 and has won all 25 of his pro bouts, but has been out of action for more than two years.

    Since he last fought, fellow Briton Anthony Joshua has taken the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles, while unbeaten American Deontay Wilder holds the WBC belt.

    After beating Joseph Parker to win the WBO title on 31 March, Joshua said: “I want Wilder. Or Fury. Get him [Wilder] in the ring and I’ll knock him spark out.”

    The WBA has since ordered Joshua to begin negotiations with Russia’s mandatory challenger Povetkin.

    But the Londoner says he would prefer to fight Wilder next.

    Fury timeline

    The rematch that never happened. Fury and Klitschko were scheduled to fight again in summer 2016, but the British fighter postponed the bout before withdrawing all together
    • Secures the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight belts by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015
    • Forced to relinquish the IBF title soon afterwards, having refused to fight the organisation’s mandatory challenger
    • Postpones a rematch with Klitschko scheduled for summer 2016 because of injury, before withdrawing altogether
    • Tells Rolling Stone magazine he was taking cocaine and struggling with mental health problems
    • Gives up his world titles to focus on his mental health in October 2016
    • The British Boxing Board of Control suspends Fury owing to “anti-doping and medical issues”
    • Accepts a backdated two-year anti-doping suspension from Ukad in December 2017
    • Meets with British Boxing Board of Control in January 2018, which agrees to lift Fury’s suspension
    View the original article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43638416


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